Blue Host - Can receive but can not send email


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If you are setting up a mail program on your computer to use your Blue Host server for sending email, but get an error when connecting to port 25, your ISP might be blocking outbound port 25.

Try changing to your outgoing mail server settings to use port 26.

Port 26 is a non-standard configuration. Most other email providers offer ports 587 and/or port 465 as the alternate ports.

Blue Host opted to use port 26, and it should work if your email account is hosted on a Blue Host server.

If you have an ISP that blocks both outbound port 25 and port 26 you will need to use your ISP outgoing mail servers or a 3rd party service that provides SMTP relay on port 587.