Unblocking the SMTP port 25

Posted July 3, 2021 314 views

Can I ask the DO to unblock port 25? I can’t send anything from my mail.
Please let me know if there is something wrong with this topic, port 25 or should you change your VPN and choose another one from the competition?

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Hello all,

It is possible that port 25 is closed for new accounts. This is something DigitalOcean has been doing to reduce spam on the network.

To qualify for the ability to send out emails, new accounts are required to wait 60 days before a request for removing the restriction could be raised. Once your account has reached 60 days of stable use, you could reach out to the DigitalOcean support team so they could look into this for you:

In the meantime, you could instead use ports 465 or 587.

Hope that helps!