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In Network Utility, if I try to do a scan of ports 465 ... it's unresponsive and acts as if the port doesn't exist or is closed. I cannot send email through Gmail in a mail application now because of this issue.

After further testing, it's not just an issue with port 465. I get no response when I try to ping smtp.gmail.com, smtp.me.com, smtp.live.com on ports 465 & 25 (meaning that it's not a server-side issue). Furthermore, I don't get a response if I try to scan any port on the smtp.gmail.com server. I tested ports 465, 587, and 25. I do get a response for port 587 on smtp.me.com and smtp.live.com.

The problem began in Snow Leopard. I just upgraded my OS to Lion, which did not resolve the issue.

I have no firewall software that interferes with this port, proven by the fact that the problem persisted when I booted into safe mode.

Thoughts? I'm stumped. Thanks in advance...
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Google has a workaround for this issue, so maybe it's common?
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This is fundamentally an issue on the ISP side, not the OS side. They've simply blocked that port to servers that are not their own. This is why Google has a workaround.

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This is fundamentally an issue on the ISP side, not the OS side. They've simply blocked that port to servers that are not their own. This is why Google has a workaround.
I originally did think it might have been an ISP issue – however on the same connection I can use my laptop (MacBook Pro) with the exact same settings with zero issues.

I just tried to ping smtp.gmail.com and smtp.me.com and had the same problem (hence it not being a server issue). I tried scanning ports 587 & 25 – and I don't get a response there either. I've updated the OP to reflect this info.
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Then you have something, generally a firewall, blocking those outbound ports.

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Then you have something, generally a firewall, blocking those outbound ports.
I assumed this was the case, but I tried turning off all firewalls/security programs (even booting in safe mode) – and this did not resolve the issue.
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