OT: spammers are using my domain again
Phillip T. George
me at PhillipGeorge.com
Sat Oct 9 15:40:55 UTC 2004
Paul Howarth wrote:
>On Sat, 2004-10-09 at 04:18, Phillip T. George wrote:
>>Most likely your ISP is blocking outgoing (& incoming) port 25...SMTP.
>>Its a common and wise trend with ISPs. They force you to use their
>>SMTP. They don't want to get on spam lists is the reason why. Its a
>>great idea. You might contact your hosting service @haligonian.com and
>>see if they have an alternative SMTP port that you can use. I
>>personally let my clients use port 2025, though 2525 is also a popular
>The "proper" solution to this is really to use SMTP submission on port
>587. This should use SMTP AUTH and should work from anywhere if your
>hosting service provides it. It's not open to relay because of the SMTP
>AUTH requirement and hence nobody should be blocking port 587.
Very interesting. Where did you come up with this solution from? I
haven't heard of port 587 being used for any kind of SMTP...But googling
it reveals quite a bit, and browsing /etc/services it shows it listed as
well. Don't know how I looked over this....
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