Webone blocking port 25??

Paul Bryan pa_bryan at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jul 25 22:10:17 EST 2002

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On Thu, 25 Jul 2002 20:15, Damien Elmes wrote:
> Nope. I have my laptop deliver mail directly, and that way you don't have
> to fiddle with SMTP server settings depending on where you are logged on
> from. Here's a prime example of where ISPs blocking port 25 is causing loss
> of functionality.

I was just thinking that after I sent my post, but my girlfriend made me cook 
dinner so I was powerless to send an ammendment :(

I really don't think ISP's should block anything. I'd much rather have a free 
(as in GNU)  and open internet where if today I feel like sending mail 
directly well damn it I will! (and can with netspeed)

I just use the relay host 'cause it seemed like a good idea - offload all the 
work to netspeeds servers and get my CPU 99% idle again - not that sending 
mail really makes much difference there anyway!!  I get free traffic to and 
from the netspeed mail server though so that's probably where using their 
smtp server is probably an advantage to me.

I was wondering in what cirumstances relaying or sending directly would be 
more approptirate. Thats why I posted the question in the first place. Like, 
in your case with the laptop, it does matter. Thats why the ISP shouldn't 
determine what you can and can't access in my opinion. 

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Paul Bryan
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