[Dovecot] relay access denied problem thru iphone imap auth

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Fri Jul 30 15:17:05 EEST 2010

On 2010-07-30 7:54 AM, Bryan Vyhmeister <dovecot at bsdjournal.net> wrote:
> Thanks for the suggestion. I am not the one quoted below

Sorry, it appeared you were replying to Pascals request for postconf -n
ouput and I didn't notice you weren't the OP.

> While I could just as easily use 587 (and I have in some larger
> projects I have done), I left this at 465 and it really doesn't
> matter. My experience has been that every mail client I have used
> tried to connect on 465, 587, and 25 and it was never a problem. For
> that matter, I have also used port 1025 because many networks block
> access to 25 although this configuration always needs manual entering
> of the port since it is completely non-standard.

While you're correct in that 'technically' it doesn't matter (in most
cases), it is still always best to use the ports designated by the RFCs
for their intended purpose, and port 587 is it.


Best regards,


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