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Re: Why do so few mail providers support Port 587?
On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 04:51:50PM -0500, [email protected] wrote: > There seem to be many who feel there is no overwhelming reason to > support 587. I can certainly see that point of view, but I guess my > question is what reasons do those of you with that viewpoint have *not* > to implement it? I just don't see the harm in either configuring your Oh thats easy: It creates costs (for implementing it on the servers and clients) and produces no benefit. > MTA to listen on an extra port, or just forward port 587 to 25 at the > network level. Other than a few man-hours for implementation what are > the added costs/risks that make you so reluctant? What am I missing? You are missing the operational costs (has to be included in the regular failover tests, has to be monitored, has to be fixed if something breaks etc.) Any system I introduce is increasing risks and costs. If there is no benefit to justify these, I won't do it. Nils