RE: Port 25

  • From: "Lara, Greg" <GLara@xxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 14:13:44 -0400

Off the top of my head, I'd suggest getting an unlimited dial-up account
with a local or national provider. Hook the server up to it with a modem
(hold off on all the "don't put modems on servers" responses,
_it's_a_workaround_ ), and configure a dial session that dials on demand.
Then create a static route on the server via the dial-up interface to the
SMTP server of the dial-up ISP. You'd have to modify your virtual SMTP
server accordingly as well. Then, IN THEORY, your server will utilize the
dial-up connection to send out mail. This solution is provided with no
warranty, just the best wishes. :)

Greg Lara

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-----Original Message-----
From: Captain Baz [mailto:barry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 4:31 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Port 25

I am using Exchange 2000 and was suddenly unable to send emails. (No
problem receiving).

I eventually found out that to reduce the problem of 'Spamming' to their
customers, my ISP had blocked off port 25 and blythly announced that they
no longer supported mail servers like Exchange on this service (cable) and
- er - good luck!

I won't bore you with the details, but it is not a simple matter to change
either my service (can't go to DSL) or service provider.
It occurs to me that :-
1.   Others may have suffered the same fate as me.
2.   There may be a work-around for this problem.

Can anyone help me?

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