On Thu, 20 Sep 2007, Gareth Eason wrote:
> One reason you might want to set a smarthost - OR better, use
> SSMTP (or similar) to send mail, is that many ISPs block port 25
> outbound from all IP addresses. They only allow port 25 (SMTP)
> connections to their own SMTP relay servers, i.e. their own mail
Obviously eircom don't do this, or Tim's message wouldn't have gotten
Also, ISPs who do this are being long-term-dumb..
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