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Old 02-26-2005, 10:17 AM   #1
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SMTP... setup?


Ok my horrible ISP is now blocking port 25 SMTP on the connection, and will only allow port 25 if it goes to their mail servers. SO i have been without the abilitires to send mail using Thunderbird on FC3 unless I use my web based mail... I want to use thunderbird not this crappy web based script on my server I own. This server isnt owned by my ISP but rather a private firm. Im going to see if my host will open up a different SMTP port for me so I can send mail that way buyt that mightn ot be for a few days and they might not open it. I could use my ISPs email but I dont want to do that. Im wondering the difficulty/how-to I would be able to run a SMTP server or something on my machone and then just connect to local host and send email that way with the reply to and everything being at my server. Would this be a reasonable way to send mail from my workstation and just use my server for receiving email and such? Or does anyone have any ideas how to send email through thunderbird?
 
Old 02-26-2005, 11:21 AM   #2
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why not just use your ISP outbound SMTP then? maybe i'm missing something... most ISP's will relay smtp for nodes on their own network.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 11:36 AM   #3
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yea I got it configured now to use theirs.. although I woulda liked to use my own.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 11:55 AM   #4
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well wether it's thunderbird or a local smtp server, you're still trying to access port 25 outside of their network... your ISP wouldn't notice any difference between those two scenarios... (AFAIK)
 
  


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