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My ISP sent me notification that if I would like, I could "opt-out" of
port 25 blocking. I took them up on the offer to remove the block on my
port 25 - It is on there by default to every one of their customers.

Anyhow, I've run my own .com from my home for many years now, but was
never able to get the mail() function to work from the server. I always
had to buy e-mail service (out- and inbound) from another place and set
my domain's MX records to point to it instead.

With port 25 unblocked, is this all I need in order to use the mail()
function from my own at-home server?

TIY
John D. Mann
Jan 15 '06 #1
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*** jo*********@sbcglobal.net escribió/wrote (Sun, 15 Jan 2006 21:32:25
GMT):
With port 25 unblocked, is this all I need in order to use the mail()
function from my own at-home server?


mail() uses the very same system as your regular mail client (Outlook
Express or whatever).

Having port 25 unblocked means that you could have e-mail delivered in your
home mail server (if you ever needed one).
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Jan 15 '06 #2
Alvaro G. Vicario wrote:
mail() uses the very same system as your regular mail client (Outlook
Express or whatever).

Having port 25 unblocked means that you could have e-mail delivered in your
home mail server (if you ever needed one).


So, I "should" be able to send mail from my the server I have in my home?

And with 25 unblocked, I can now run my own mail server and not have to
pay for service to store my messages? That sounds nice.

John D. Mann
Jan 16 '06 #3
jo*********@sbcglobal.net wrote:
Alvaro G. Vicario wrote:
mail() uses the very same system as your regular mail client (Outlook
Express or whatever).
Having port 25 unblocked means that you could have e-mail delivered in
your
home mail server (if you ever needed one).

So, I "should" be able to send mail from my the server I have in my home?

And with 25 unblocked, I can now run my own mail server and not have to
pay for service to store my messages? That sounds nice.

John D. Mann


But make sure you have your system configured properly.

There's a reason why your ISP has blocked port 25. An incorrectly
configured machine can be come an open relay to virtually every spammer
in the world. Sooner rather than later, your machine will be
blacklisted and your ISP very unhappy with you (if they allow you to
remain a customer).

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Jan 16 '06 #4
Jerry Stuckle wrote:
There's a reason why your ISP has blocked port 25. An incorrectly
configured machine can be come an open relay to virtually every spammer
in the world. Sooner rather than later, your machine will be
blacklisted and your ISP very unhappy with you (if they allow you to
remain a customer).


No worries - I have my server setup to deny incoming relays from every
location except localhost :)

John D. Mann
Jan 16 '06 #5

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