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Re: [Nmh-workers] 1.1rc3 - patch to support sending to port 587

From: Jeffrey C Honig
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] 1.1rc3 - patch to support sending to port 587
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 14:38:38 -0400

Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> wrote:

> >Here's a short patch that first tries to submit to the "submission" port 
> >(587),
> >and only tries port 25 if that fails.  This is probably going to be needed by
> >nmh users that use a remote SMTP/POP host, as more and more ISPs
> >block or hijack port 25.
> A lot of people have asked for this, and this seems reasonable to me.  I'm
> not sure if there is a reason to expose this as a knob to the end-user.

I would argue that there is.  If port 587 is silently blocked it would
add a delay to sending mail.

I think a more general solution would be to allow the user to configure
a list of ports ("tcp/smtp", "tcp/submittion") to try.  It would prevent
this from becoming a problem again in the future.



Jeffrey C. Honig <address@hidden>
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