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Re: Why do so few mail providers support Port 587?
- From: Joe Maimon
- Date: Fri Feb 25 11:29:52 2005
Nils Ketelsen wrote:
On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 11:36:40PM -0500, [email protected] wrote:Let us know how that goes the next time you are consulting at a
cable-internet customer site with your laptop......yes you will use ssh.
Well, OK. If you know for a *fact* that your users *never* roam, and you
I force anyone, who wants to relay to use SMTP-AUTH on port 25. Only mails
have sufficiently good control of your IP addresses that you can always safely
decide if a given connection is "inside" or "outside" and allow them to relay
based on that, then no, you don't need to support 587.
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.
for local delivery are accepted without AUTH. Whats point
in opening another port?
I use this mailserver from a lot of different networks and it works fine.
If a provider blocks port 25 I call them, ask them to cahnge it, if they
don't I cancel my contract, because they don't do there Job (forwarding
The priority of a network service provider should be in this order
1) Keep the network up
2) Keep the network un-abusive (this is a long-term extension of 1
because an internetwork of abusive networks wont last long)
3) Forward customers packets
SO if they block outbound direct-to-mx port 25 spam, I would say they
are doing their job very nicely indeed.