Advanced: Changing Eudora to send on port 587
Posted by Laura Schindler, Last modified by Jen Ferraz on 30 March 2011 10:16 AM
If you have:

1) Determined that your Internet provider is blocking your ability to send email from their network using off-network services such as MivaMerchant.Net
2) Found our helpdesk article on this asking you to switch your outbound port from 25 to 587
3) Set up Eudora based on our settings

Then this article will tell you how to accomplish this change as you've probably discovered that the port setting option doesn't seem to be present in Eudora.

For some reason, Eudora by default does not allow you access to many of the advanced options it supports. If your Internet provider is blocking your access to send outbound email for example, you need to switch Eudora to send using non-standard port 587 instead of 25. Before you can do this, you must unlock Eudora's advanced features. Please note that performing these changes is NOT supported by Miva Merchant and we will not be able to assist with your Eudora software configuration if this change does not work.

Step 1) Find your Eudora directory on your hard drive. If you are running Windows, this is typically C:\Program Files\Qualcomm\Eudora\. Any Macintosh users, please let us know what the default location is for your platform.

Step 2) Find the extrastuff subdirectory in the Eudora folder you are now looking at. In that subdirectory there should be a file called "esoteric.epi".

Step 3) Copy esoteric.epi one level up to the Eudora directory.

Step 4) Restart Eudora and under Tools -> Options, you will now have many new options at the bottom of the Category window that you may configure, including one called "Ports" at the bottom. On the Ports page, you can place a 587 in the "SMTP Port" box.

If you use multiple email accounts in Eudora with different hosting providers and need to have the port setting configured on a per-provider basis, the following lines can be added to the eudora.ini for each personality:

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