Comcast permanent block on port 25

tom tfreeman at
Sat Dec 20 14:53:55 UTC 2008

On Fri, 19 Dec 2008, Bruno Wolff III wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 16:00:29 -0600,
>  Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at> wrote:
>> The low cost residential account comes with terms that say you won't run
>> servers on it.  If you aren't running a server, it doesn't matter much
>> if they block port 25 or not.
> Except whether or not you run a "server" has little to do with how much
> it costs them to provide that service. And this there was actual competition,
> that wouldn't be able to get away with that artificial market segmentation.
Sorry to chime in late. But...

I agree with your point, and find our mutual position pointless. You enter 
into an agreement with the isp. Live up to your end of the agreement.

If the agreement says "no servers", thats what it means, no servers.

Don't like that? Find an isp with service in your area which allows you to 
run your servers and pay them whatever they charge. Or get a remote 
machine and tie into that. Or come up with another scheme and a way to pay 
for it.

Trying to tell a company what is in its best interests will only irritate 
the beast. Evade, avoid, or flat out game them instead.

YMMV, and so forth. You didn't pay for this advice, and it is worth 
exactly that in the advice market.

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