[TriLUG] Need a Stupid Sendmail trick
mhrivnak at triad.rr.com
Wed May 26 17:03:50 EDT 2004
I'm not sure I fully understand your situation. You must be able to
connect to bellsouth's smtp server on port 25, or how do you send any
email? I can imagine if they are blocking outgoing port 25 to other
That said, you could simply setup your smtp server to relay through
Bellsouth's. I have my own smtp server in my house, and it relays
everything throught he roadrunner smtp server.
Another option is what I do with my laptop. I have it automatically open
an ssh session to my mail server when I log in, and it goes something
ssh -L 2525:localhost:25 myserver.org
I then set my mail client, KMail, to send mail on localhost port 2525.
This will blaze right through any port 25 filtering both incoming and
outgoing. I use this so that my laptop will send email through my server
and thus the RR server regardless of where in the world I'm connected.
Sorry I can't help with sendmail setup, but I use postfix which I think
is much less complicated to configure, which is good for someone like me!
Turnpike Man wrote:
>If they are blocking outbound SMTP, how are you sending emails from your local
>email client out to anyone?? (Sorry I can't help with sendmail, I use postfix)
>--- Dave Sorenson <dave at logicalgeek.com> wrote:
>>OK, need help from the Sendmail gods.. I need to reconfigure sendmail to
>>listen for incoming request on a port other than 25. I know this will break
>>a number of things, but it may also help me end-run Bellsouth's asinine
>>block of outgoing (I can understand this somewhat) AND incoming (completely
>>whacked IMHO) 25 traffic garbage.
>>What I need to do is to use my mail server for outgoing SMTP traffic. I can
>>configure my client to send on alternate ports so that is not an issue. Mail
>>will leave my laptop, travel to my mail server (on an unblocked port) sender
>>(me) will get verified and then out through Bellsouth's SMTP via the
>>smarthost relay (that's the only thing they did not break when I "Upgraded"
>>my DSL). That way I don't need to keep changing my mail client settings
>>depending on what network I happened to be on...
>>I know this breaks incoming to my server, that’s not an issue. I'm using a
>>pop account on a server outside of the Bellsouth network for incoming mail.
>>My biggest problem for the moment is to not have to mess with the client
>>settings every time I change locations and networks.
>>Please don't tell me to change providers, I'm going to when I move in with
>>the fiancé at the end of my lease.. I just need to end-run BS stupidity for
>>a few months.
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