Have many questions but will start whit 1 (mailing)

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Appie Thrasher, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. Appie Thrasher

    Appie Thrasher Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Okee here we go again,

    I have been able to set up my first Linux server using the perfect setup tutorial.
    I have an site up and running http://www.gratizenvoornix.nl but want to give the user also an email like [email protected].
    Im reading the forums over and over but cant find any good explanation for my problem.

    I know my port 25 is blocked, therefore I have an acount at rollernet to relay my email. I think I have to put some configuration somewhere in postfix.

    I know this is probability a very basic thing to do but I cant find out how. There's so many info on the forums that I am starting to get very confused

    Hope someone has the time to help this Linux noob.


  2. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    In Holland, al lot of Internet Service Providers are blocking port 25.
    Reason: to avoid spam
    If so, you only can send e-mail with the smtp server of your ISP.
    It has nothing to do with your Postfix configuration.

    There are some ISP's who do not block your port 25, like XS4ALL and Quicknet.
    You can consider to make a switch ...
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2006
  3. Appie Thrasher

    Appie Thrasher Member HowtoForge Supporter


    I know that my isp @home is blocking the 25 port. But I have red that if I want to use my own server i have to use smpt relaying. From oa Rollernet, Dyndns or something like that.

    If I understand you corectley I must be able to send and recieve mail instantley?

  4. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I do not recommend to send e-mail via smtp over another portnumber then port 25.
    Of course you can point the MX10 record within the DNS records of your domain to the Rollernet mailserver and configure your MTA to use another port, it's up to you.
    You also can make use of the smtp server of @Home within your e-mailclient or as i've said before make a switch to another ISP, who do not block ports.
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Have a look here: http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72&highlight=relayhost
  6. Appie Thrasher

    Appie Thrasher Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Thanks Falko for the threat link I will take an look at it and try it out.


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