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ISP blocking port 25 outgoing

Posted on 2004-04-16
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My Isp has just started blocking outgoing port 25. I run a small home businness and once a month we send out about 2000 email invoices. I have a colo box that i was connecting to , to send these emails. My ISP also shutsdown its smtp server after i send about 10 emails in arow. I called them and they have acknoloeged  the fact that they block the outgoing.

I can change the port on my smtp server to listen on another port, but my billing program does not allow modifing the port.

So does anyone know how i can do some kind of port forwarding?
if i had a local linux box , i could probably do something.
My router does port forwarding, but only coming in

Any suggestions?

thanks
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I'd say you have a business case for what you are doing - why don't you talk with the ISP and arrange something with them that will work.  Perhaps they would be willing to put your server in an exemption list.

I suppose they are trying to either cut down on spam or blocking potential virus activity.

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by:paries
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yeah , thier business case it to upgrade to a business cable modem. You get the same speed , the same crappy uptime and all u get is a static ip and unblocked port 25. I do not think that is worth an extra $100/month
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Ahh...I didn't realize you were on residential.  You mention a colocated server - what about generating from there?

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by:IceRaven
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Sorry took me a long time to find a solution for you... that and I had to go to sleep :)

Download and use this tool.

http://www.dlcsistemas.com/html/relay_tcp.html

What you do is redirect your local port 25, to your remote smtp server port ?? (Whatever you set it as).  I have just tested it, my ISP also blocks SMTP.

Command looks something like this:

tcprelay 25 mail.myserver.com 2055

Cheers,
IceRaven
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