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Re: Comcast permanent block on port 25

Bruno Wolff III wrote:

the cable companies in the US typically sell a residential Internet
package which requires that you not run a mail or web server as part of
their terms of service and typically block inbound access to ports 25 &
80 to those customers. Many also block port 25 outbound access to all
but their own SMTP servers. In exchange for this 'crippled' Internet
service, they charge roughly 1/3 the cost of a 'business' based Internet
service which doesn't block anything at all. It seems reasonably fair to

How is it fair? Business accounts cost more because you get uptime guaranties
and real support

Errr, I think you've confused Comcast with something else...

and depending on the type of connection you may be allowed
to use your maximum bandwidth all of the time. (Though the latter service
typically is going to cost more than 3x the residential rate.)

The low cost residential account comes with terms that say you won't run servers on it. If you aren't running a server, it doesn't matter much if they block port 25 or not.

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell gmail com

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