[Dovecot] change smtp port
giles at coochey.net
Mon Jan 23 17:01:57 EET 2012
On 2012-01-23 14:50, Charles Marcus wrote:
> On 2012-01-23 9:41 AM, Giles Coochey <giles at coochey.net> wrote:
>> On 2012-01-23 14:38, Amira Othman wrote:
>>> And there is no way to receive incoming emails not on port 25 ?
> Well, not precisely correct...
Now true, you can do anything you like internally, but if you want to
listen and speak with the rest of the Internet, you should be RFC
The SMTP transmission channel is a TCP connection established
between the sender process port U and the receiver process
L. This single full duplex connection is used as the
transmission channel. This protocol is assigned the service
port 25 (31 octal), that is L=25.
18.104.22.168. Receiving Strategy
The SMTP server SHOULD attempt to keep a pending listen on the SMTP
port (specified by IANA as port 25) at all times. This requires the
support of multiple incoming TCP connections for SMTP. Some limit
MAY be imposed, but servers that cannot handle more than one SMTP
transaction at a time are not in conformance with the intent of this
As discussed above, when the SMTP server receives mail from a
particular host address, it could activate its own SMTP queuing
mechanisms to retry any mail pending for that host address.
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