I've got a Mail/Airport question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ll350, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. ll350 macrumors member

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    Is there anyway to make Mail 2.0 automatically switch outgoing mail servers based on which wireless connection you are connected to?

    I have to use my school's server on campus, and my ISP's when I'm at my apartment.

    I was just wondering if there is a setting to do this, or will it require some scripting.

    The funny thing is, It seems like it does this automatically sometimes, and other times I get that pop-up asking me to choose the correct server.
     
  2. ll350 thread starter macrumors member

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    Do I smell bad or something?

    36 views and not a single reply? Not even a lol! n00b!?!
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    It's much easier to get a GMail account, and then use smtp.gmail.com wherever you are... :)
     
  4. adk macrumors 68000

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    I have the same problem, and I haven't come up with a solution yet. I can receive mail off campus, but in order to send I use the PITA webmail.
     
  5. Chasealicious macrumors member

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    I'll throw my name in as the third college student who is annoyed when he comes home by the whole outgoing mail thing.
     
  6. ll350 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks, I thought I was the only one for while there. Guess we'll just have to wait for Mail 3.0
     
  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Again, once you got a Gmail account, you can use smtp.gmail.com as outgoing server for all your accounts, if you want to.

    Just remember to add your other accounts under Gmail's Mail settings -> Accounts -> Send mail as.
     
  8. ll350 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Mitthrawnuruodo

    I don't want you to think your suggestion went unheeded. I already have a gmail account, but had not considered the solution you proposed.

    Although, I'm still partial to the idea of having the computer do all the hard for me, I guess I've gotten pretty lazy, since I stopped using windoze.

    Thanks for the reality check.
     

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