SBC blocking e-mail ports?

Is anyone else having problems sending e-mails via SBC DSL? I can’t send a damn thing from my house, regardless of the account I try to use, but everything works perfectly if I go somewhere else. This is a brand new problem as of about 2 days ago but it’s quite annoying.

UPDATE: Here’s the solution!

10 thoughts on “SBC blocking e-mail ports?”

  1. yes. sbc/yahoo dsl is now blocking port 25 to everywhere but their mailserver.

    you need to either tunnel through ssh or set up your mailserver to listen on a different port.

  2. I can send from home fine on an SBC connection. I can’t send from the office with the very same laptop and outlook setup. The only difference is in the connection. I’m glad to hear it isn’t just me…

  3. I think it’s pretty fucking appalling that SBC would just blithely change the portal number and make everyone figure out how to fix it on their own.

    Do the right thing and send an email next time, assholes.

  4. I was having the same problem and couldn’t figure it out. I thought it might have been a Norton firewall update. I’ve spent hours trying to fix it. Didn’t think SBC could do something like that.

  5. I’m an independent computer consultant and my clients have been dealing with this issue for a couple of weeks. If you need to use an SMTP server outside SBCGlobal’s network, try using alternate ports – many mail providers are using 26, 2025 or 465. My concerns are the same as some of the others – a major policy change like this should have been given more notice by SBC. It took me a half-hour to figure out what was happening.

  6. Try setting your outgoing smtp to port 587 (instead of port 25). Make sure “server authentication” is checked. Works for me!

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