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Bucks County Fios now requires port 587 for outgoing mail (SMTP)

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My outgoing mail suddently stopped working today. I had forgotten about a verizon email stating that I had to change my outgoing smtp port from 25 to 587. This is in a supposed effort to slow down spam from infected machines.

We use our own domain for mail.

The process is pretty straightforward but it did involve a few steps

  1. Change the outgoing server from to
  2. Change the outgoing mail port (SMTP) from 25 to 587
  3. Set the outgoing server to “My server requires authentication” and enter my VERIZON user id and password (not the id and password for my email). Fortunately the verizon tech was able to reset the password. Don’t forget to change it since it expires in 24 hours.

I still have to figure out how to configure the mail settings on my Verizon Samsung saga phone. We get lousy cellular coverage at home and I often end up using the wireless for connectivity.

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