receive e-mail with postfix (blocked by....?)

Bob ubuntu-qygzanxc at
Tue Dec 31 03:59:37 UTC 2013

** Reply to message from thufir <hawat.thufir at> on Tue, 31 Dec 2013
03:07:21 +0000 (UTC)

> On Tue, 31 Dec 2013 02:13:46 +0000, emilianovazquez wrote:
> > -Thufir, if your aren't the owner of the domain you can't use this
> > domain to receive mail. Maybe you can send mails but this is another
> > question and in most cases you will be marked as spam because of this.
> > 
> > Create another domain and use this to get your mail working.
> > 
> > If you can't use port 25 TCP you're stuck. This port is for receive
> > mails from outside and always need to be fordwarded to postfix. This is
> > the only way to do this.
> Ok, so without port 25 I'm stuck.  I absolutely appreciate your clarity.
> Just to be clear, the FQDN **is** mine, it's registered 
> with but they keep and let users register 
> subdomains.  There's even an option to fill out an mx form, so their 
> intent is clear -- it's ok to do this.  Just not ok with my ISP.
> Now I know that I can't do this without a virtual server, or a different 
> plan from the ISP, so I won't waste time on it.

I have a couple of dozen email address using four different domain names.  I
can send email through three different email servers but most of my email goes
through only one email server.

If you are only sending email you can send the email through any email server
you have an account with.  You should have an email account with your ISP. 
Most ISPs have there email servers on ports other than port 25, for instance
port 465 or port 587.  You just need an email client that allows you to change
the FROM and/or REPLY-TO headers and send through your ISPs email server.

Robert Blair

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