outgoing mail server?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by drdizzy, Oct 13, 2002.

  1. drdizzy macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2002
    hello people,

    I need your help. I'm using Comcast Cable (I know they suck) to connect to the internet. My problem is when I want to send an email to a friend which is over 4MB I can't. Although I use my .Mac accoount (hey, I got it for free so leave me alone!) for me email. Comcast has blocked port 25 so I can't use anyone elses smtp server to send my email over. I have a x86 running Darwin 6.1. What software will I need to to set up an outgoing mail server (GUI preferred) and what type of domain names, exc, If anywill I need to buy?

  2. dricci macrumors 6502a

    Dec 15, 2001
    You could probably use Sendmail, which is included with Mac OS X... Not sure how the setup would go, you could try searching the archives on this site or at a site like Mac OS X Hints...
  3. appleguy macrumors 6502


    Aug 23, 2002
    Auckland, NZ
    You could try sending it via the webmail side of things.
  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    my first suggestion would be to call up your cable's tech people and insist that they remove the port block. that's absoultely rediculous, i mean you're paying for an email address from them whether you use it or not (i assume) so there's no reason for them to do this. if my cable company tried to pull this ****, i'd go nuclear...

    i don't know that much about smtp servers, but there should be some email client somewhere that lets you choose a particular port for each service-- unless SMTP servers reject anything that comes from other ports...

  5. drdizzy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2002
    My cable company said it is there, and will stay there. BTW: I bet most of you have the same block.

    But anyway... I need to set up my own personal a SMTP server. how do I do it? (on the unix side, not os x.) Do I did you purchase a domain name or what?

    I hope someone can help.....

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