If you are one of the brave new world people who flit around using different servers to recieve and send your email, you may have run into the problem of sending email from different servers.
Now I must warn you that not all servers can be setup to send your email using a different Internet provider. Our own server does do this properly and is the place we host our Emu Mail service. Of course all our customers can also enjoy the convenience of using their own server to send email
The process is not really very difficult. I will use Outlook Express as an example here, but you can do the same with just about all email software, including Outlook of all flavours, Thunderbird (our preferred) or indeed even Windows Mail or Windows Live Mail.
To setup in OE, open the program and click on TOOLS/ACCOUNTS
Click the mail tab if not already open and select your email account.
Select the SERVERS tab and set the outgoing server to mail.emumail.com.au, or if you are setting up your server, use mail.[yourdomain] (This is your web domain after the www. Don’t use the , this means a variable or changeable value.
Now click on the advanced tab and set outgoing port to 465.
Chech the box “This server requires a secure connection”
Click APPLY/OK/DONE and you should be ready to test.
Click on send recieve and there should be no errors.
Now Create an email to yourself using your own email address as the recipient. Make sure you put text in the subject and body. I put “Test Email” in the subject and “Test Email sent on [date]” so I know it is the email I am testin with.
Click send/receive again and you are like to get a message that the server security certificate can not be verified. It is OK to click on “Continue using this server”.
That should be all you need to do. Now when you are at a hot spot or friends home you should be able to easily send your mail.