Some internet access providers have port 25 disabled in their routers to prevent spam. If you run your own mailserver in a datacenter, you might have to enable the submission port (587) in postfix to be able to send emails from your local email client to your own mailserver.

To enable port 587, edit the file /etc/postfix/

Copy this line

smtp inet n - - - - smtpd

And change “smtp” into “submission”.

submission inet n - - - - smtpd

Restart postfix

service postfix restart

The email server listens now to the alternative SMTP port 587.