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Bristol Uni Resnet - Are they blocking port 25

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Conrad11, 25 Apr 2010.

  1. Conrad11

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  2. dave-lew99

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    Almost certainly (if they're not, then they should).

    You shouldn't be running a server on their network and you don't need SMTP to collect your mail.
     
  3. bigredshark

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    Inbound or outbound being the relevant question...
     
  4. Conrad11

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    Huh, I'm not running a server. It's just my web host provider which is QIQ. It's simply so I can send email in Windows Live Mail?

    I use IMAP to pickup my email which works fine but I can't seem to send any emails.

    Inbound or outbound? I am sending email so I guess it's outbound?
     
  5. bigredshark

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    I suppose they might have blocked outbound port 25 to prevent machines infected with bots sending spam, on the grounds that most people use webmail these days. Ask them?
     
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  8. bigredshark

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    Relaying by their server is going to screw you if your provider uses SPF records - probably not but keep it in mind...