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Re: sending mail via a script

On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 03:38:45AM -0500, Dave Sherohman wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 10:39:57PM +0100, mick crane wrote:
> >  well when I became aware of all this stuff, I thought this is great,
> > everybody can connect and do what they like, if of course following
> > protocols.
> > But you can't do that can you ? you have to connect through a service
> > provider.
> Certain ISPs (primarily those focusing on home customers, and especially
> those providing dynamic IP addresses) will block outbound connections to
> port 25 (smtp) by their clients.  If your connection comes from such a
> provider, then, yes, you do have to pass your mail through their mail
> server, because their firewalls will prevent you from directly
> connecting to any other mail servers.

I don't mail from my home machines. Instead I've got a virtual host
"out there" (in my case it's a slice of a "real host" I share with
a couple of friends).

But I do know of people who do it from home.

-- t

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