Simple Python script as SMTP server for outgoing e-mails?
oneingray at gmail.com
Sun Jul 21 22:53:07 CEST 2013
>>>>> Gilles <nospam at nospam.com> writes:
>>>>> On Sun, 21 Jul 2013 11:46:52 -0600, Michael Torrie wrote:
[Cross-posting to news:comp.mail.misc.]
>> What you're looking for is not an SMTP server but a Mail Transfer
>> Agent, called an MTA.
>> Dennis is correct, though, that most ISPs do block outbound port 25
>> connections for security and spam reasons, and require you to use
>> their SMTP server, which precludes the use of the local MTA.
> I'm not sure my ISP blocks outbound port 25 connections. I'll
> experiment with a small Linux box.
There's yet another issue: certain email "operators" may block
/inbound/ port 25 connections from ISP "customer" networks.
> I wist they would use a smarter SPAM filter that wouldn't flag
> perfectly legit-looking outgoing e-mails.
FWIW, it may also be possible to use an email service (such as
Google Mail) provided by a third-party.
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