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Ultimate Geek


# 111058 23-Oct-2012 09:15
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I have a few powershell scripts setup to backup data etc.
The scripts use GMAIL smtp to send me a completed report.

Since moving to Telecom from VF I am unable to connect to SMTP.GMAIL.COM

The relevant ports have been forwarded.
I was wondering if Telecom block SMTP rely?

Anyone shed some light on it please

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  # 704911 23-Oct-2012 09:17
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Telecom have blocked port 25 for ~5 years now. There is (or at least used to be) a web form in the customer portal to unblock this.


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  # 704914 23-Oct-2012 09:25
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Keep calm, and carry on posting.




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  # 704915 23-Oct-2012 09:26
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Cheers guys

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  # 704917 23-Oct-2012 09:30
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Since you are on Telecom, you can use, this requires no auth and can get to anywhere from a telecom connection

I havent had issues with gmail being blocked when I have set it up at various places but it does require different ports and ssl

Standard configuration instructions:
Incoming Mail (POP3) Server - requires
Use SSL: Yes
Port: 995Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server - requires TLS2 or
Use Authentication: Yes
Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587
Port for SSL: 465Server timeoutsGreater than 1 minute, we recommend 5Full Name or Display Name: [your name]Account Name or User Name: your full email address (including or Address: your email address ( or your Gmail password

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  # 704920 23-Oct-2012 09:34
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Gmail smtp is port 465 SSL

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  # 704923 23-Oct-2012 09:52
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I am sure 465 is fwded. I will check!

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  # 704955 23-Oct-2012 10:35
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quick telnet test to on 465 comes fail.
Port 587 worked a treat - which I had set to fwd.

In powershell you can set the particular port using.

.Port = 587

$smtpserver = ?
$msg = new-object Net.Mail.MailMessage
#$att = new-object Net.Mail.Attachment($filename)
$smtp = new-object Net.Mail.SmtpClient($smtpServer )
$smtp.port = 587
$smtp.EnableSsl = $True

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  # 705191 23-Oct-2012 16:50
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Port 587 is no security. Port 465 is SSL/TLS on my Thunderbird.

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  # 705228 23-Oct-2012 17:43
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Have you tried contact Gmail to see if they know? They may have logs.

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