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Verizon will not allow email to be sent that uses an email address not using verizon.net. I can configure POP3 to their domain name (client.com), but since the hosting company does not provide a smtp server, I have no choice other then to use Verizon's SMTP setting.
This works fine for receiving email, but Verizon will not allow relaying to a domain outside of their own.
Client has aprrox. 25+ users, so I am looking for an option that is affordable, reliable and allows client to send email from their domain name.
Keep Verizon's draconian methods in mind if any of your clients mention using Verizon DSL and plan on sending email using their own domain.
What setting do your clients use for SMTP. My particular client in VA uses the setting smtp.verizon.net, but I have also seen outgoing.verizon.net, neither of which will allow outgoing mail from any domain other then Verizon.
Here's a quote I found on the net while researching the problem:
"Starting next week, Verizon has said, its e-mail servers will not deliver any mail originated by Verizon customers unless they have an e-mail address that ends in verizon.net, bellatlantic.net, or a ''domain name'' corresponding to a World Wide Web domain hosted by Verizon. [...] [T]he policy has alarmed a number of customers, primarily those who use non-Verizon companies to host their Web sites. Some say they feel they are being forced to choose to move their e-mail accounts from Verizon over to their Web hosting company or, because it is probably easier, move their Web hosting business over to Verizon to be able to keep sending e-mail from their existing domain name."
Depending on the email client and email hosting you're using the settings might be different. I use Entourage, but the settings are the same as Outlook. There should be an advanced setting that lets you override the default SMTP port which is 25. I use port 80.
You'll also need to select authentication, which should be in the same area as the port override.
Check with your email hosting provider for the correct SMTP settings...
The server which I have the site on does not provide a SMTP server, thus you must use Verizon's setting.
Wondering if this configuration will be able to bypass Verizon's SMTP server? I can't test it since I don't use Verizon. Will have to test with client's connection.
However, if your host doesn't provide an SMTP server then there is not a lot you can do, but move to another host. There might be SMTP services out there, I'm not familiar with any...
I just saw your last post. It will depend on hosting set-up, mine requires authentication... Should work with an override on the port.
To send email from OE all you need to do is hit receive once, which authorizes the account to use SMTP and that creates a 10 min window in which to send email.
In case you're wondering all this is on a Linux box.
Thanks for your help & advice.