[CS-FSLUG] using postfix or sendmail to send mail (SOLVED)

Stephen J. McCracken smccracken at hcjb.org.ec
Mon Mar 16 09:53:26 CDT 2009

David McGlone wrote:
> On Sunday 15 March 2009 10:22:22 pm Stephen J. McCracken wrote:
>>> I switched to port 587 and all worked. Thanks for the lead. When I seen
>>> that you specified a port, I tried 465 and that didn't work. So I tried
>>> 587 and viola mail sent and returned.
>> FYI:
>> Port 587 is used usually as an alternate to port 25 for sending mail
>> when port 25 might be blocked.
>> Port 465 is the standard port for SMTPS (SMTP over SSL).  If you had a
>> working SSL connection for your SMTP, your test of port 465 might have
>> worked, too.
> I had this nagging voice in me telling me the same thing, but for the life of 
> me I couldn't find anywhere in postfix, a place to add a username and 
> password.

Be careful here.  SMTP over SSL is *not* the same as SMTP with

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