Softlayer / Blocking Cuba IP's ?

Bacon Zombie baconzombie at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 15:39:43 UTC 2016


They have not blocked port 25 on their "legacy" EU Servers.
On 20 Feb 2016 9:39 am, "Yang Yu" <yang.yu.list at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 9:18 PM, Tony Wicks <tony at wicks.co.nz> wrote:
> > I had a couple of VM's (personal mail/web hosting) with a provider who
> used Softlayer for transit. About a month ago Softlayer (without any notice
> or warning) blocked all outgoing port 25 at multipole datacentres for this
> provider. It took the hosting provider half a day to work out what had
> happened. Needless to say as much as I liked the company I had to move my
> hosts elsewhere (they did refund me to their credit). It seems that someone
> at Softlayer is extremely aggressive on their blocking policies to the
> point of making their service unusable. I would highly recommend the
> community votes with its wallet when it comes to these turkeys.
> >
>
> http://knowledgelayer.softlayer.com/content/outbound-email-port-25
>
> The announcement supposedly came out sometime late last year.
> "We offer a trusted third party email relay service from SendGrid for
> those customers who need to be able to send outbound email from their
> domains or applications."
>
> It seems some indirect customers were not informed of it until it went
> into effect on Feb 1, 2016. For me the monitoring service on port 25
> stopped working.
>


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