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Re: SMTP and ports 25 and 1025.



Roberto C. Sánchez wrote in Article
<20070318204008.GD16189@miami.connexer.com> posted to
gmane.linux.debian.user:

> On Sun, Mar 18, 2007 at 02:13:08PM +0100, Albert Dengg wrote:
>> to my knowlege, port 587 is for _authenticated_ message transmission,
>> e.g. from your own users, not for server<->server.
>> 
> Actually, 587 us the submission port.  It has nothing to do with
> authentication.  Basically, the RFCs are written such that port 25 is
> supposed to be use for the exchange of messages among mail servers and
> port 587 is the port for users to introduce new messages to the system.

I wonder how often this is actually done in practice however.

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Paul Johnson
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