North American Network Operators Group

Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical

Re: Why do so few mail providers support Port 587?

  • From: Nils Ketelsen
  • Date: Thu Feb 24 16:42:14 2005

On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 04:20:33PM -0500, [email protected] wrote:

> On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 16:08:42 EST, Nils Ketelsen said:
> > On Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 09:00:11PM -0500, Sean Donelan wrote:
> > > What can be done to encourage universities and other mail providers
> > > with large roaming user populations to support RFC2476/Port 587?
> > Give a good reason. That is still the missing part.

> If you're a roaming user from that provider, and you're at some other
> site that blocks or hijacks port 25, you can still send mail by tossing
> it to your main provider's 587.  If that's not a good enough reason to

And if I am a roaming user at some other site, that blocks or hijacks port

> motivate the provider to support it, nothing will (except maybe when the
> users show up en masse with pitchforks and other implements of
> destruction...)

Then, I believe, nothing will motivate me.