Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2012 9:42 AM (in response to robertfromst. peter\'s)
Many email providers allow you to send from outside their network if you set up authentication to their servers in your outgoing mail server setup. You may wish to confirm this with your email provider, but you can just try this:
1) Go to the Accounts preference in Mail
2) Select your email account
3) On the Account Information tab, locate the "Outgoing Mail Server" section and pull the menu down to "Edit SMTP Server list"
4) Select the appropriate outgoing server and go to the Advanced tab
5) In the Authentication pulldown, select "Password" and enter in your email account ID and password
6) Click all the applicable "OK" buttons to close it all up and save the information.
That may work with your email provider, or they may have additional settings needed such as "Use Security Sockets Layer (SSL)". Your provider should be able to tell you what specific settings you need if the basic user name and password don't work.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2012 9:58 AM (in response to varjak paw)
Thankyou!!! that info was definitely NOT filled in, in my MAIL preferences. It is now.
I'm assuming you are saying that this added info (authentication) will allow me to SEND using MAIL, when I am out of my ISP's service area? I assume so. I will know next month, when I am travelling once again. I have to assume also, that this is why Brian is able to travel without reconfiguring his smtp outgoing server designation. He must have that 'authenticaition' set up as you described.
Hmmm....I wonder why anyone should have to redo the outgoing server at all, if one simply adds this info their Preferences as you have indicated?
But once again, MANY THANKS!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2012 10:24 AM (in response to robertfromst. peter\'s)
That's the intent, yes, but your email provider has to allow that. Some do, some don't. And yours may require different settings. I use Comcast and putting in my email account name and password and setting it to use SSL allows me to send mail from anywhere, but your provider may differ.
I wonder why anyone should have to redo the outgoing server at all, if one simply adds this info their Preferences as you have indicated?
They shouldn't if the email provider allows access outside of their network when such authentication is provided, but again, not all do.
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