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

  • From: Jim Popovitch
  • Date: Fri Feb 25 02:34:47 2005

On Thu, 2005-02-24 at 23:36 -0500, [email protected] wrote:
> The rest of us run mail services in the real world, where lots of users buy
> laptops, and then actually <gasp, shock> *use* the portability and thus often
> end up behind some other ISP's port-25 block.

Why not a VPN solution.  If you have mail servers that your users need,
chances are that you also have file servers, internal web servers.
calender servers, etc.  Should file/web/calender servers all open one
port or internal access and a second port for authenticated external

-Jim P.