U-verse blocking port 25 outbound - and doesn't want to unblock it for residential customers
I've been a customer of AT&T on U-verse service a long time but recently after my contract renewal the sales person told me that they had to change my equipment - I was suprised but I let them do it. Today when the tech showed up he was suprised to see my old equipment in place and told me that it didn't really have to be changed. He set up a new account on U-verse for me however, and when I called AT&T to unblock port 25 on this new account - they claimed that now it is their policy to not unblock port 25 for residential customers.
I sounds wrong to me but I couldn't make them up block it.
Can somebody help or comment on the situation? It seems just crazy to me...
Thank you very much your time and input.