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

  • From: Nils Ketelsen
  • Date: Tue Mar 01 09:40:29 2005

On Tue, Mar 01, 2005 at 03:25:39PM +0100, Frank Louwers wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 01, 2005 at 09:18:19AM -0500, Nils Ketelsen wrote:
> > 
> > 2. Port 587 Mailservers only make sense, when other Providers block
> > port 25. My point is: If my ISP blocks any outgoing port, he is no longer
> > an ISP I will buy service from. Therefore I do not need a 587-Mailserver,
> > as I do not use any ISP with Port 25-Blocking for connecting my sites or
> > users.
> 
> Here in Belgium, the two biggest end-user (broadband) ISPs block tcp/25.
> Are you going to tell your users: "sorry, you should have taken another
> another access isp, take one of the very few ones left that don't
> block"?

I am in the lucky situation, where I decide, which providers my users get.

Nils




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