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Re: Ports 465/587 in exit policy (was Re: Update to default exit policy)

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Roger Dingledine wrote:

>>>> I know this has been discussed before, but I thought I'd bring it up
>>>> again. The following rules are in the default exit policy and I can't
>>>> see any reason why they would be:
>>>> reject *:465
>>>> reject *:587
>> So is there going to be a change to the default Exit Policy?
> Thanks for sticking with this. I'm probably the closest person there is
> for changing the default exit policy. I confess I still haven't worked
> my way through all the off-topic garbage on or-talk from a few weeks ago.
> Unfortunately, I'm not up on all the different ways that people screw up
> configuring their mail services these days. Back in 2005 when we first
> added 465 and 587 to the exit policies:
> http://archives.seul.org/or/cvs/Sep-2005/msg00090.html
> we did it because people showed up and explained that many sites were
> running services on those ports that were basically equivalent to what
> they run on port 25.
> It sounds like nobody has any objections to opening these ports back up.
> And it sounds like it could help those folks using gmail, etc.
> So I am inclined to do it.

Excellent. Thank you for taking the time to look into this Roger.

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