Using Mail at any wifi hotspot?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by EmptyG, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. EmptyG macrumors regular

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    This question is bugging me, it may be easy or may be not...

    I travel with my MBP and when I jump on a new network at a wifi hotspot, I can't send any email. This is because the SMTP server settings change, I assume. I'd rather not have to change the settings every single time I switch networks, which is a pain.

    Is there a free SMTP server to use, or a program, etc that would solve this issue? Or I am just not figuring this out? I use a family email, a gmail account, and a yahoo account in Mail, Entourage and Outlook (in Win XP via Parallels).

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. sfisher macrumors regular

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    Jun 20, 2007
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    Albuquerque, NM USA
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    What is your ISP at home? If they have it available, you can authenticate to their SMTP server and send e-mail from anywhere. Yahoo mail with POP access gives you authenticated SMTP that you can use from anywhere (gmail probably does too). If all else fails, you can get authenticated SMTP service that you can use from anywhere from a company such as DynDNS: http://www.dyndns.com/services/mailhop/outbound.html (it is not free, but at US$9.95/year it is not bad).
     

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