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By KathyG ·
Sorry if this is a dumb question - but I have had a dialup configured inbox for several years and just got a broadband connect different ISP. I have been receiving my email on the broadband connection from my dialup isp pop3 server. But I can't send- I have been trying to point my smtp link to the broadband connection service provider but outlook express doesn't seem to like it. CAn you have your pop3 on one server and smtp on another - If I create the same login name on the broadband account would that work?

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by LordInfidel In reply to Receiving and Sending ser ...

Yes, you can point your incoming mail server to one location and outgoing (smtp) to another.

It's not that OE doen't like this. It may just be because you changed providers, but you are still trying to use the new providers smtp server to relay mail from a different domain.

It probably will not allow you to relay mail.

Relaying mail broadly means that you are using a smtp server to send a piece of mail that is from a different domain then it is configured for.

So if your ISP's domain is xyz.com and your e-mail address is user@xyz.com, you can send mail as user@xyz.com using their outgoing mail server. But if you try to send mail as user@abc.com, you can't. That is because they do not allow relaying.

Also, some ISP's that do allow relaying only allow it if you are located in their IP range. So if you are on your dsl connection with an ip of x.x.x.x and you try to use your dial up connection IPS's smtp server (that used to work for you), you won't be able to becasue you are not on the same network as them.

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by KathyG In reply to Receiving and Sending ser ...

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by markh In reply to Receiving and Sending ser ...

Your old ISP will not allow mail relaying through there SMTP. You should set your Outgoing mail (SMTP): option (under Servers in the properties of Outlook Express) to your new providers SMTP server. This will allow you to send mail through your new ISP and receive mail through your old.

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by Ronypp In reply to Receiving and Sending ser ...

Hi Kathy,

Let me just repeat your question once more:

1. You had a Dialup ISP POP3 account.
2. You got a Broadband connection of a different ISP. (Congrats for getting a broadband connection)
3. Your loginname on the broadband connection is the same as that of the Dialup connection.
4. You're able to receive mails from the Dialup POp3 server.
5. You cannot sent mails through the broadband connection server.

Open Outlook express> Tools> Accounts> Click on the Dialup mail Properties
Switch to the Servers Tab. Enter the SMTP Server in the outgoing Mail (SMTP) box.

Under the Outgoing Mail Server:

Select the check box (MY SERVER REQUIRES Authentication) Click Settings.

New window will open..Select the radio button corresponding to "LOG ON USING"

Enter your Broadband connection login name and password and check the Remember password check box.

Regards

Rony

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