Blocked port 25


  1.    03 Nov 2006 #1
    Max Spiller Guest

    Blocked port 25


    Installed Vista RC1 as a dual boot with XP - runs beautifully, except...

    I cannot send emails using Vista Mail. My ISP uses port 25 for SMTP and it
    is constantly blocked...cannot telnet to it either.

    Anyone have any suggestions for what could be causing this? This is the one
    thing stopping me using Vista as my default OS...

    Max
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    03 Nov 2006 #2
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] Guest

    Re: Blocked port 25


    Even when you add it as an Exception (Windows Firewall Settings)?
    --
    Andre
    Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!E8E5CC039D51E3DB!9709.entry
    "Max Spiller" <MaxSpiller@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:AD7C9907-34F4-489A-A1DF-81845C72AB16@microsoft.com...
    > Installed Vista RC1 as a dual boot with XP - runs beautifully, except...
    >
    > I cannot send emails using Vista Mail. My ISP uses port 25 for SMTP and it
    > is constantly blocked...cannot telnet to it either.
    >
    > Anyone have any suggestions for what could be causing this? This is the
    > one
    > thing stopping me using Vista as my default OS...
    >
    > Max



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    04 Nov 2006 #3
    Max Spiller Guest

    Re: Blocked port 25




    "

    > Even when you add it as an Exception (Windows Firewall Settings)?
    > --
    > Andre


    Yes Andre, I have tried turning the firewall off as well and AVG anti-virus
    but without success. Also tweaked MTU.

    Max

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4.    04 Nov 2006 #4
    Steve Cochran Guest

    Re: Blocked port 25


    Try uninstalling AVG. For OE it needs to be installed with the email
    scanning option disabled.

    I'd try uninstalling it, then removing the mail account and then closing and
    reopening WinMail and then adding the account back again.

    There is a long history of antivirus software set to scan email messing up
    the normal functions of the email program. e.g.
    www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3

    See if that makes a difference.

    steve

    "Max Spiller" <MaxSpiller@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:90D743CC-E901-4C3E-BA54-3149C3BD68AB@microsoft.com...
    >
    >
    > "
    >
    >> Even when you add it as an Exception (Windows Firewall Settings)?
    >> --
    >> Andre

    >
    > Yes Andre, I have tried turning the firewall off as well and AVG
    > anti-virus
    > but without success. Also tweaked MTU.
    >
    > Max
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5.    04 Nov 2006 #5
    Bill Guest

    Re: Blocked port 25


    "Max Spiller" <MaxSpiller@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:90D743CC-E901-4C3E-BA54-3149C3BD68AB@microsoft.com...
    >
    > Yes Andre, I have tried turning the firewall off as well and AVG
    > anti-virus
    > but without success. Also tweaked MTU.


    There is nothing wrong with Windows Mail and the port is not blocked
    by Vista. You don't need to adjust it in the firewall either since
    outbound is not blocked by default with Vista.

    The problem is a very simple oversight with AVG setup. The outbound
    email scanning feature in AVG is enabled by default, but the antivirus
    server for outbound (SMTP) scanning is not active by default in the
    free version. This is a setup configuration issue I've reported to AVG
    and still has not been fixed in the newer 7.5 version. But what the
    heck, it's free right?

    :-)

    All you have to do, if you want to keep email antivirus scanning, is
    enable the server feature in AVG. To do this, open the AVG control
    center, double-click the email scanner option, click the Properties
    button, click the Servers tab, double-click the SMTP option in the
    list, then check off the option at the bottom "Activate this
    server...".

    Click OK to save the change on your way out and Mail should work fine.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6.    04 Nov 2006 #6
    Max Spiller Guest

    Re: Blocked port 25




    "Bill" wrote:


    > There is nothing wrong with Windows Mail and the port is not blocked
    > by Vista. You don't need to adjust it in the firewall either since
    > outbound is not blocked by default with Vista.
    >
    > The problem is a very simple oversight with AVG setup. The outbound
    > email scanning feature in AVG is enabled by default, but the antivirus
    > server for outbound (SMTP) scanning is not active by default in the
    > free version. This is a setup configuration issue I've reported to AVG
    > and still has not been fixed in the newer 7.5 version. But what the
    > heck, it's free right?
    >
    > :-)
    >
    > All you have to do, if you want to keep email antivirus scanning, is
    > enable the server feature in AVG. To do this, open the AVG control
    > center, double-click the email scanner option, click the Properties
    > button, click the Servers tab, double-click the SMTP option in the
    > list, then check off the option at the bottom "Activate this
    > server...".
    >
    > Click OK to save the change on your way out and Mail should work fine.
    >

    Steve and Bill - thank you, thank you, thank you! Worked beautifully. Have
    been trying for two weeks to find the answer to this and now it is all
    working just fine.

    I truly appreciate your help....

    Max
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7.    05 Nov 2006 #7
    Steve Cochran Guest

    Re: Blocked port 25


    Glad it worked for you. Also glad Bill had the details, so we know what's
    wrong with it.

    steve

    "Max Spiller" <MaxSpiller@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news74FBDBE-FCB9-4280-9DFC-C6B36E0FAB7F@microsoft.com...
    >
    >
    > "Bill" wrote:
    >
    >
    >> There is nothing wrong with Windows Mail and the port is not blocked
    >> by Vista. You don't need to adjust it in the firewall either since
    >> outbound is not blocked by default with Vista.
    >>
    >> The problem is a very simple oversight with AVG setup. The outbound
    >> email scanning feature in AVG is enabled by default, but the antivirus
    >> server for outbound (SMTP) scanning is not active by default in the
    >> free version. This is a setup configuration issue I've reported to AVG
    >> and still has not been fixed in the newer 7.5 version. But what the
    >> heck, it's free right?
    >>
    >> :-)
    >>
    >> All you have to do, if you want to keep email antivirus scanning, is
    >> enable the server feature in AVG. To do this, open the AVG control
    >> center, double-click the email scanner option, click the Properties
    >> button, click the Servers tab, double-click the SMTP option in the
    >> list, then check off the option at the bottom "Activate this
    >> server...".
    >>
    >> Click OK to save the change on your way out and Mail should work fine.
    >>

    > Steve and Bill - thank you, thank you, thank you! Worked beautifully. Have
    > been trying for two weeks to find the answer to this and now it is all
    > working just fine.
    >
    > I truly appreciate your help....
    >
    > Max


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Blocked port 25

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
ISP Blocked Port 25-SMTP Issue--HELP!
We have SBS2000 with Exchange 2000 Server -we had no email issues until our ISP, Verizon, started blocking port 25. We use a smart host- AuthSMTP...
SBS Server
Error adding printer; blocked a bind to a local port; no firewall
I am trying to add a network printer to a vista machine. The printer is on a win64 server 2008 machine. I can sucessfully add the same printer to...
Vista print fax & scan
"Your listening port is blocked."
PLEASE help! When I read a thread posted by "Brink", I thought I had found the Holy Grail! I have struggled with "Your listening port is blocked" to...
Network & Sharing
Port 3389 blocked or locked , could use some help
I login remotely to 3 servers, and if I choose 5 clients. I have full administrator rights. Suddenly, I am not able to remote into Client...
Vista networking & sharing
What does 'blocked' mean in Port Status
I've been using FolderShare for awhile, and it seems to be working OK. When I look at the Port Status page in the Settings, it shows four ports...
Live Folder Share
Port 10001 blocked in Public network mode
Whenever I select public mode to connect the windows firewall blocks my outgoing port 10001. I have created an outgoing and incoming rule for port...
Vista General
Port 80 Already Used Or Blocked ?
Hye, a problem with vista and easyphp..almost nothing installed on vista. I try to launch Apache of Easy PHP and I have this error message : The...
Vista General

Our Sites
  • Ten Forums
  • Eight Forums
  • Seven Forums
  • Help Me Bake
  • Site Links
  • Contact Us
  • Privacy and Cookies
  • About Us
    Windows Vista Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

    Designer Media Ltd
    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:47.
    .