SMTP via GMAIL

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid
Fri Sep 19 16:40:21 CEST 2008


On 2008-09-19, Steve Holden <steve at holdenweb.com> wrote:
> Grant Edwards wrote:
>> On 2008-09-18, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
>>> In message
>>> <973f75d4-90f5-4930-9107-15fc8651196d at v16g2000prc.googlegroups.com>, sui
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>>>   File "mail5.py", line 21, in <module>
>>>>     session = smtplib.SMTP(SMTPserver,port)
>>>>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.5/smtplib.py", line 244, in __init__
>>>>     (code, msg) = self.connect(host, port)
>>>>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.5/smtplib.py", line 301, in connect
>>>>     self.sock.connect(sa)
>>>>   File "<string>", line 1, in connect
>>>> then conncetion time out.....
>>> Could it be your ISP is blocking outgoing connections to port
>>> 25?
>> 
>> gmail doesn't accept mail via SMTP on port 25.
>> 
> I was going to say that's boloney until I checked my settings - it's a
> year or more since I set gmail up with Thunderbird.
>
> smtp.gmail.com accepts TLS connections on port 587.

I should have been a bit more specific and said that the
relay/smarthosts at smtp.gmail.com don't accept SMTP mail via
port 25.

The normal incoming SMTP servers pointed to by gmail.com's MX
records do accept non-relay e-mail on port 25. They are,
however, picky about IP addresses from which they'll accept
connections (trying to connect via a commercial VPN server
fails, but connecting via other machines works).

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