[TriLUG] Suggestions for mail hosting.
jason at monsterjam.org
jason at monsterjam.org
Wed Apr 18 15:28:31 EDT 2007
why cant you just relay all your email to your isp's smtp server?
On Wed, Apr
18, 2007 at 03:22:27PM
-0400, J.C. Jones wrote:
> Dave and Brian,
> I spoke with an earthlink business rep just a few minutes ago. He said
> that earthlink service was open ports, except for 25 which is blocked.
> He said that MOST providers are blocking 25.
> At the present time, for residential service, they are featuring 12.95
> per month for dsl for six months, then it goes to 39 dollars per month.
> static ip address for residential is 15 dollars extra.
> I am a residential user as well and can't get the business service from
> either bellsouth or earthlink.
> Dave Sorenson wrote:
> >Their sales guys wont tell you about the blocking nor will level 1
> >chair warmers. They block incoming and outgoing 25. Port 80 was open,
> >but be careful not to pull too much traffic.
> >I had an account before they started blocking and had open 25 until I
> >upgraded my speed. They lied to me and said that I would still be able
> >to use incoming port 25 as my original TOS allowed it as long as I was
> >secure and not an open relay. I "upgraded" and spent 4 days on the
> >phone until they finally admitted that they were blocking and there
> >was noting I could do except upgrade to business class. When I tried
> >to do that they would not do it because my line was my residence...
> >they would not take my money. I'm with Time Warner now.
> >The sad thing is I found a service that would forward my incoming mail
> >to port 26 and everything worked fine for the 3 months I stayed with
> >them til I moved and switched. Their efforts were circumvented in less
> >than a half an hour.
> >BS from BS I guess.
> >J.C. Jones wrote:
> >>Moments ago, I was on the phone to bellsouth/at&t about their dsl
> >>service and the rep said that no ports were blocked. Maybe I need to
> >>check this out more carefully. ( actually he said he knew of no ports
> >>being blocke, but he did say you could run a webserver on the service
> >>I was asking about -- fastaccess dsl extreme)
> >>Brian Daniels wrote:
> >>>Anyone with experience in third-party email hosting? Places like
> >>>pobox.com and similar?
> >>>Bellsouth's (now AT&T) mail servers have been annoyingly flaky for a
> >>>month or so, delaying messages hours or even days, returning
> >>>messages unsent after three days, etc. So, I'm looking for
> >>>somewhere that can host my email, letting me pick it up via POP3.
> >>>It needs to be an actual host, not just a redirector, as redirecting
> >>>to my BS account wouldn't help in this case.
> >>>I don't want to use gmail/hotmail, because I don't trust either
> >>>company enough. I don't mind paying a reasonable (<$100) yearly
> >>>cost. Running my own server is out, violates TOS and they port block.
> >>>I've found pobox.com and a few others, but I'd like some reviews
> >>>before I go to the hassle of changing my email address.
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