Sending email via RR when away from home
art2mis at nc.rr.com
art2mis at nc.rr.com
Tue Dec 11 15:10:56 EST 2001
Thanks! That's exactly what I needed to know -- sorry about the POP
confusion, I knew that I could receive the email but not send, but typed the
...here today, in Nashville tomorrow...
On Tuesday 11 December 2001 12:56 pm, you wrote:
> Getting to your inbound mail (hosted by your ISPs POP3 or IMAP server)
> should work just fine. Just set it up the same as you would from home.
> Sending mail through an outbound relay (the SMTP server) is generally
> trickier as you move about. Most dial-up ISPs try to prevent spammers
> from using their SMTP servers by checking that the IP address of the
> sender is in the block of addresses that they assign to a customer when
> they dial in. When you are on the road, you won't have an IP that they
> will allow.
> RoadRunner presumably needs to work a bit differently, as they are a
> hardwired ISP and you don't have the option of dialing in when on the
> road. Roadrunner's local SMTP server (smtp-server.nc.rr.com) is
> configured to use username:password authentication. No matter where you
> are on the network, you should be able to send outbound messages by
> configuring my mail client to use auth, setting your username (mail
> account PID), and responding to the password challenge when you send the
> first message in a mail client session.
> Mail client software support and behavior will, naturally, vary. I've
> used this setup with NC 4.7x and Moz 0.9.6 mail, and it works just
> fine. This assuming that the RR.com servers are alive and responding...
> art2mis at nc.rr.com wrote:
> > It seems to me that recently, someone explained how this might be
> > achieved - without necessarily setting up our own POP3 server. As I
> > travel all the time, I'd really love to be able to send and respond to
> > emails using my RoadRunner account when I'm not actually connected to
> > RoadRunner. Can anyone enlighten me how this may be done?
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