ME020015 - TRB: SMTP Service is working locally, but I cannot receive or send email via the Internet


SUMMARY

Explains various reasons why the mail server cannot send emails via the Internet.

SYMPTOMS

  • Unable to connect to the mail server from a remote location
  • After telnetting to the server over port 25, rejection message of "Connection to host lost" is displayed

CAUSE

A common cause of this is that your ISP blocks port 25 (which is used by mail servers to send email).

RESOLUTION

In order to communicate with the other mail servers would require a change of service provider, or request that the service provide opens port 25 for you - which usually involves a change of Internet plan. If port 25 is open and the problem still exists, it may be an issue with a local firewall port.

MORE INFORMATION

How to direct SMTP Outbound mail to another SMTP host?: Article ME020157

AOL will not accept mail from the server: Article ME020138



Product:MailEnable (All Versions)
Category:Configuration
Module:SMTP
Keywords:send receive ISP 25 port internet cannot cant Connection to host lost blocked
Class:TRB: Troubleshooting (Configuration or Environment)
Created:7/03/2002 2:05:00 PM
Revised:Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Publisher:MailEnable