You all know that a lot of ISP's don't allow sending email through their SMTP-Servers when you're not on their network.
But when using a laptop, and when hopping from location to location. You are on a different network all the time. Resulting in problems with sending email, you have to change the SMTP-server all the time.
What do you do with your email to prevent this? How can this be avoided?
My provider allows to use their SMTP server from other networks, as long as I authenticate with my username and password which is used for their POP3 server. They haven't documented this feature very well and I discovered it merely by accident.
You could try to enable password authentication in your email program and see if your own ISP accepts SMTP connections when you are on another network. It might work.
Msg#: 3003889 posted 10:16 am on Jul 13, 2006 (gmt 0)
It depends on the account you have, most hosts have mailservers as mail.mydomain.com (which both is the incoming and outgoing mailserver), in that way you may need to or not use authentication when logging in at the mailserver. In this way you can avoid changing the smtp servers all the time.
However you can use webmail to send mail (if available).
[edited by: Istvan at 10:17 am (utc) on July 13, 2006]
Msg#: 3003889 posted 9:34 am on Jul 14, 2006 (gmt 0)
Ah, I see. Best solution would be to convince your mail provider (wich provides the mailboxes) to also open up their SMTP server to be able to sent mail through there. That would be with verification ofcourse, so that only people with an mailbox on that server would be able to send email.
I think I just added a new requirement to my list of items a host should comply with :P.