I changed my SMTP port to 465 per the Comcast website instructions for
sending mail other than through the Comcast servers. Works fine, either o/l
thru Comcast or thru another ISP.
Jon Hamlet, W4ZW
Casey Key Island, Florida
"A little piece of paradise in the Gulf of Mexico"
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Steve Meuse
> Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 12:08 PM
> To: Rick Karlquist
> Cc: email@example.com; K7LXC@aol.com
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Attn all comcast subscribers
> Rick Karlquist expunged (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > One more thing: another dumb thing Comcast does is block
> the default
> > port used to send mail via your other ISP. You need to select an
> > alternate port. Make sure your ISP supports this.
> Blocking port 25 outbound is a *very* good thing. This
> prevents subscribers who have trojan spam bots on their
> machines from spamming the rest of the world.
> If you have an alternate mail provider that has any clue of
> what they are doing, they are using authenticated SMTP, which
> typically is not run on port 25.
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