UDP port used by Smarter Mail
Problem reported by M G - 1/24/2015 at 8:38 AM
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Hi Guys,

I'm having an hard time find the UDP port/ports that Smarter Email is using on the server. I have enabled the ranges 1024-65535 for the moment and I have no idea how to get exactly what ports its using.
 
Any idea will be much appreciated!

Mike

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Steve Reid Replied
I dont believe smartermail uses udp
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M G Replied
If I block the ports then then emails are just stuck in the spool so it must use them.
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M G Replied
Anyone got any ideas?
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Andrea Rogers Replied
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Hi there!
 
I'm not terribly technically inclined so forgive me if I'm wrong with this, but these are the Commonly Used Ports for SmarterMail. I'm not sure if there's a difference between what's listed here and a UDP port, but I imagine if it's not listed in this article then SmarterMail does not utilize them.
 
I'll see if I can get someone a bit more technical to take a look at this for you and correct me if I'm wrong. 

Andrea Rogers
SmarterTools Inc.
877-357-6278

www.smartertools.com

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Robert Emmett Replied
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SmarterMail uses UDP on port 53 for DNS resolution.
Robert Emmett
Software Developer
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Andrea Rogers Replied
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Thanks for the correction, Robert! Mike, I updated the KB article on Commonly Used Ports to include this information as well.

Andrea Rogers
SmarterTools Inc.
877-357-6278

www.smartertools.com

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Andrea Rogers Replied
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I updated the KB article above to include the UDP Port, 53.

Andrea Rogers
SmarterTools Inc.
877-357-6278

www.smartertools.com

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M G Replied
Thank you for your reply Andrea. I found that page already and opened the port written there.
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M G Replied
Hi Robert, Thank you for your reply. I have this open already. The port seems to be within the range of 50000-60000. Does this make sense?
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Robert Emmett Replied
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What version of SmarterMail are you using? Legacy versions used port 50001 for communicating between the server and web interface (TCP not UDP). However, that port is no longer used. If the messages are getting stuck in the spool, it is probably because it cannot do the DNS lookups. Ensure UDP on port 53 is open.
Robert Emmett
Software Developer
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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M G Replied
I'm using version 11.7 freeversion as of now. On our other server we are using a paid older version which works fine. I'm scratching my head over this as you can imagine :) I appreciate the help!
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M G Replied
Tried to open 50001 and 53 has been open the whole time. Narrowed down the port to between 50000 to 55000. Opening 50001 by itself does nothing at the moment.
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Steve Reid Replied
It should be said that port 53 UDP is for DNS only. If you do not run DNS on your smartermail server then you do not need to open this port.
 
I am uncertain about that port being added to the KB since it is not need directly by Smartermail.
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Andrea Rogers Replied
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Good point, Steve. I'll make that more clear in the article.

Andrea Rogers
SmarterTools Inc.
877-357-6278

www.smartertools.com

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