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By hydveda ·
Hi,
we have a site hosted at one of the providers from whom we purchased the domain name. Unfortunately they dont provide any SMTP service. We are desperate to have a SMTP service as we need a email add's like myname@mycompany.com. So finally what i wanted to know is i have seen many softwares aroud which has SMTP service, If i buy any softwares which provide that service and install it on any of my server will i be able to send email from myname@mycompany.com????
Can we reach the outer world with our won email address with our domain name??

Please advice.

Regards.

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by Choppit In reply to SMTP Service.

You need to request that an MX (mail exchange) record be added to your domain by whoever hosts DNS for you. Mail sent to this domain will then be directed to wherever your SMTP server is.

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by heinb In reply to SMTP Service.

If you do not have a permanent line to the internet i suggest you invest in an ISP that can do mail spooling / hosting on your behalf. You might also need a service provider which will allow you to use them for relaying. Maybe a more detailed description might allow for a better solution?

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to SMTP Service.

your server will need an internet ip, and a mx record at the domain name server pointing to it.
(Or you can host your own dns servers too)

When that is done, the answer is , yes, yes, yes.

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by BSchmidt In reply to SMTP Service.

From what I've seen, it really depends on your ISP and your hosting company.

ISP -- if you're using high speed internet (cable, DSL, etc.) your SMTP server will be smtp.yourdomain.com (I'm assuming that your web host provides SMTP service with your email addresses, I think every one does). However, some services (usually dialup) will require you use the ISPs SMTP server (for instance, if your ISP is Earthlink the SMTP server will be smtp.earthlink.com REGARDLESS of your web domain name) I used to have a list of ISPs that require use of their SMTP server but I can't find it offhand. I'd suggest looking it up on the net.

(This is assuming you're trying to set up an email client i.e. Outlook for an already existing email address set up through your web host.)

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