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Which SMTP Port Should I Use? Learn Ports 25, 465, & 587 (and unofficial port 2525) | Mailgun

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/11/30

When trying to deliver mail, it is important to know which protocols and ports you can use.

On smtp, smtp-submission, smtps (ports 25, 587 and 465) and unofficial port 2525 (which Maingun maps to `smtp-submission): [Wayback] Which SMTP Port Should I Use? Learn Ports 25, 465, & 587 | Mailgun

Quote on why smtps port 465 is hardly used:

Port 465:

IANA has reassigned a new service to this port, and it should no longer be used for SMTP communications.

However, because it was once recognized by IANA as valid, there may be legacy systems that are only capable of using this connection method. Typically, you will use this port only if your application demands it. A quick Google search, and you’ll find many consumer Inbox Service Providers’ (ISPs) articles that suggest port 465 as the recommended setup. However, we do not recommend it, as it is not RFC compliant.


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