SMTP port

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Joe, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Joe

    Joe Guest

    My default setting for my SMTP port was 25. Several days ago, I found that
    about half my emails wouldn't go beyond the Outbox- but if I tried to send
    it from there, it would usually go out.

    I contacted my server, Time-Warner and they suggested changing it to 587. I
    think because I send so many emails, many of which are cc'd to many people,
    their spam checker "thought" I might be spamming. A local computer tech guy
    had suggested calling Time-Warner and said there might be a different port
    that would work.

    And it does! So, I'm going to back off so many emails (none of which was/is

    Anybody know any more about this issue? I think I read somewhere that port
    587 isn't even checked by most server anti spam programs and the server will
    allow it if they think the user is not a spammer.

    Joe, Nov 19, 2013
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    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Most ISPs are getting away from port 25, and I don't know of any that use it
    if you are at a wi-fi hotspot and not at your own home. There is nothing
    that is not save about using port 587 vs 25.
    Bruce Hagen, Nov 19, 2013
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  3. Joe

    Joe Guest

    I'm curious why 587 works fine and 25 doesn't. Time-Warner said to use 587.
    I don't use wi-fi, my router is hard wired to my 3 home networked computers.
    Joe, Nov 19, 2013
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    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Bruce Hagen, Nov 19, 2013
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    Joe Guest

    It says, "To send email outside of the TWC Mail servers, you'll need to
    reset your connections from port 25 to port 587."

    I can read it but I don't understand it. So by using 587, it bypasses TWC
    servers- whatever the heck that means.. if it doesn't use the TWC servers, I
    don't understand what servers port 587 is using.

    at this point, it's working, but it bothers me that this problem arose- I
    really don't think I have any malware on my system- I'm very careful. I
    think it's because I do a lot of email and many are cc'd to dozens of
    people- I presume that looked suspicious...

    and since it's all working, I shouldn't care why.... as of now I'm just

    Joe, Nov 23, 2013
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