[maemo-users] WiFi usage issues.

From: Jake Wasdin jake at wasdin.net
Date: Wed Feb 10 22:49:04 EET 2010
On Tue, 09 Feb 2010 21:41:53 -0500, James Knott <james.knott at rogers.com>  

> Peter Flynn wrote:
>> have the same issues with some wifi connections, but not all.
>> I use IMAP/SSL and SMTP for my email on all devices, and a few  
>> locations appear to have those ports blocked (pubs, cafes, etc). When  
>> asked, they all claim not to, but I suspect either they don't know, or  
>> their provider is blocking them. It all works fine on my own network at  
>> home.
> It might be your own ISP blocking SMTP port 25 to prevent spamming.   
> Some provide another port for those who wish to send email while off  
> net.  Mine uses 587.

I can second that... most ISPs tend to block all SMTP servers except their  
own on port 25. GMail and some other services I am sure offer SMTP on port  
587. I use GMail's SMTP port on my N800 and have never had an issue  
sending mail with WiFi (besides the overly-protective county run networks  
at county buildings here that for the public block all ports besides port  
80... can't even access SSL there!).
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