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

  • From: Adrian Chadd
  • Date: Fri Feb 25 02:54:29 2005

On Fri, Feb 25, 2005, Jim Popovitch wrote:
> 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
> access?

It'd be nice. :)

Although, its different for ISP access. An office, sure, a VPN is possibly
the right solution. But your ISP email account? Why VPN to your ISP just for


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