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how could i change smtp ports?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by digitard, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. digitard

    digitard Well-Known Member

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    I know a lot of people have trouble with port 25, and I was hoping it would be possible to change my mailservers outgoing to port 26.

    How can I do this from my box/wmh?

    My server is a linux server, and WMH is 9.9.7
     
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    Just enable Exim on an alternate port in the Service Manager in WHM. The last checkbox is what you want. SMTP will work on both port 25 and the alternate port you choose.

    Be sure the new port is open in your firewall if you use one.
     
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    To be strict about this, remember this is not for "outgoing SMTP", if you set up exim on a different port using the instructions Aric gave, this allows SMTP connections to your server on port 25 and port 26 from email clients. You still have to run exim on port 25 for your server to send out email on.
     
  4. digitard

    digitard Well-Known Member

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    Okay.

    One of my users is using Cox internet which blocks port 25 for outgoing mail. How can I set it up so they can use an alternate port in Outlook to send mail so they can still do it from their home PC w/o having to use Cox's mailserver.
     
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    We just told you. Read above.
     
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    I know. I just was confused when he was mentioning about Exim still needing to be on port 25. I took it as "you can set that up but it will still need to connect to port 25" not "you can send remotely from 26 but the server itself will still send from 25"

    Thanks guys.
     
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    Hi, sorry to confuse you :) I'll clarify - you can setup Exim to run on a different port to port 25 for users to connect to your server to send email. But you must also keep Exim running on port 25 for email to actually be exchanged (relayed) with other SMTP servers on the internet.
     
  8. digitard

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    hehe I figured it out. Normally I'm pretty quick and intuitive on these things. Been a VERY long day.

    Thanks guys. Got it workin' a bit ago.
     
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    My ISP is cox too and they are blocking both ports 25 and 26. If your customer is still having problems, try setting it up on port 27 instead. I did and it works great for me....

    Chris
     
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