ISP Blocking Port 25

srawtvl
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Hello All,

  Great Adelphia blocked port 25 on my business account i am running exchange 2000. Can anyone help me in getting around this. I know you can change the port on exchange but i cant give a port number on Domain Direct ( tucows ) IF anyone could help would be great

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Adelphia shouldn't be blocking ports. Have you confirmed this with them? If you change from port 25 you'll not be able to receive external email (unless the rest of the internet configures their email servers to send on that port.)
i cant believe an ISP would block port 25 on a business account. personally, i would change isps

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Are you sure they blocked Port 25? That doesn't make sense. They must be out of business by now.

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Yes i called them they even block port 80 on business account. I would change but i have no other providers  around except dialup
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If they really have blocked port 25 and you can't change to a proper service provider, you can use POP3 to receive mail. Have all your mail directed to a catch-all pop3 mailbox. Use a utility such as EFS (http://www.chimera.co.nz) to download the mail from this mailbox and forward it to your exchange server for distribution.

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