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Guest jontelfer

Is there a way round this?

So I have access to a couple of smtp servers (my ISP, t-mobile etc) but they don't work when I'm connected to alternative networks i.e. tmobile smtp won't relay mail that comes through my house wifi. At the moment I've chosen to use the t-mobile smtp so I can send mail when I'm out and about, which means I can't send mail when I'm connected to my router at home.

This can't be that unusual a problem - what does everyone else do? It occurs to me that one way round it would be to have the mail program sense the active connection and pick an smtp account accordingly. Do any of the programs out there do it? I don't think flexmail does.

Thanks,

Jon

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Is there a way round this?

So I have access to a couple of smtp servers (my ISP, t-mobile etc) but they don't work when I'm connected to alternative networks i.e. tmobile smtp won't relay mail that comes through my house wifi. At the moment I've chosen to use the t-mobile smtp so I can send mail when I'm out and about, which means I can't send mail when I'm connected to my router at home.

This can't be that unusual a problem - what does everyone else do? It occurs to me that one way round it would be to have the mail program sense the active connection and pick an smtp account accordingly. Do any of the programs out there do it? I don't think flexmail does.

Thanks,

Jon

I have exactly the same issue and would love a fix for this. T-mobile reception isn't so good where i live and i often switch over to wifi but obviously can't send email then.

Like you said, a simple app that senses the connection and changes the smtp server would sort this. If isp's allowed the use of their smtp server from any connection there wouldn't be a problem.

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Guest hotphil

i've not tried it, but could you not create a Googlemail account and use their authentication-required smtp server to also be the mail relay for another account? I guess that would be connection independent?

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i've not tried it, but could you not create a Googlemail account and use their authentication-required smtp server to also be the mail relay for another account? I guess that would be connection independent?

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Guest Webreaper

Exactly. Get GMail and use Imap or POP connection. Why would anyone tie themselves to an ISP/Carrier email when you're almost guaranteed to change provider every few years, depending on who has the best handsets/tariffs...?

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Guest jontelfer

Hmm, quick look on google suggests this isn't the greatest solution

http://lifehacker.com/software/email-apps/...rver-111166.php

"......Some clarification: I set up Gmail for a client for SMTP access, and we discovered the following huge drawback: Gmail automatically rewrites the "from" line of any e-mail you send via their SMTP gateway to your Gmail address, and it overrides any Reply-To settings you may have in your e-mail software in favor of the one in Gmail's web interface. So while Gmail's SMTP access sure is handy, it's not a perfect solution for everybody."

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