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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?
Any tips are greatly appreciated.
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.
I personally use xs4all, wich does allow sending mail through their server as long as I can show a username+password for it.
But what to do when your ISP does not allow this?
There should be ways to help overcome this problem.
Someone else is having this problem, so I'm looking for a solution for him.
IS there a solution for this?
I use my email provider's SMTP server. They support encryption with SSL as well as alternate ports for both SMTP and POP. So, there should be no issue if your ISP blocks the standard SMTP port.
They also do provide a webmail interface for use on-the-go without having to carry a notebook.
The service is inexpensive (I think $20/year) and reliable. I'm sure if you do a search you will find a number of companies offering this type of service.
However you can use webmail to send mail (if available).
[edited by: Istvan at 10:17 am (utc) on July 13, 2006]
I think I just added a new requirement to my list of items a host should comply with :P.