Date: 28-07-07 20:18
> dayum that was fast response. No. I can telnet to the server
> using the DNS name (www.iamentity.com) no problem. yet if i try
> to telnet to 25 on the remote host (hotmail, etc) i get a no
> connect. thus my server is pointing at invalid ports.
Concluding your server is pointing at invalid ports is not logical.
> Apparently. This even has my systech confused. I can email you
> login info for my server if you wish to take a gander. Also MSN
> contact would be appreciated.
Try telnet like this:
[dan@ngaio:~] $ telnet mx1.hotmail.com 25
Connected to mx1.hotmail.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 bay0-mc2-f5.bay0.hotmail.com Sending unsolicited commercial or bulk e-mail to Microsoft's computer network is prohibited. Other restrictions are found at http://privacy.msn.com/Anti-spam/. Violations will result in use of equipment located in California and other states. Sat, 28 Jul 2007 13:17:36 -0700
221 bay0-mc2-f5.bay0.hotmail.com Service closing transmission channel
Connection closed by foreign host.
You should get similar. If not, there is something somewhere blocking your outgoing connections to port 25.