How to forward old root mails to an external email address?

David Brodbeck gull at
Thu Feb 24 19:17:19 UTC 2011

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 5:20 PM, Bill Tillman <btillman99 at> wrote:
> Yes, but in the good ol' USA it's all about the money. They will not let me do
> anything like this unless I pay more to upgrade my service. The wierd thing is
> that once in a blue moon my IP address will change. Then I can send e-mail for a
> few hours or even days. but soon they will start blocking me saying that I have
> been identified as a spammer. But for a fee and a monthly reoccurring one at
> that, they can fix the problem for me. Not like the old days in 1998.

I've always had success using the ISP's email smarthost for outgoing
mail, to get around that.  They sometimes require authentication,
though, which can be tricky to configure in some MTAs.  I think
Comcast requires you to authenticate to their smarthost, for example.

Speakeasy (my current ISP) doesn't block ports, but a lot of Internet
sites reject mail from IP ranges they identify as DSL or cable modem
blocks, so I send through the smarthost anyway.

Now, a more difficult problem is that some ISPs block *incoming* port
25, but that's a different discussion.

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