View Full Version : using different outgoing server

07-02-2004, 09:09 AM
My ISP (Bellsouth DSL) is going to soon require customers to use their own outgoing smtp server even if we have e-mail accounts with with other people (i.e. like the accounts I use for westhost. Will this work ok? Are there any other issues I should be aware of? Their reasoning for doing this is to curtail spam.

07-02-2004, 11:21 AM
It should work fine. The only thing you'll need to be aware of is that you will have to change your From: (or Reply-To:) in your e-mail program to match the WestHost account/domain (assuming you wish to continue using that [WestHost] e-mail account), and not your ISP account. I have done this before to establish a faster SMTP connection/send mail faster, and it worked fine - but that may be ISP dependant.

If you have any problems, you could always install webmail on the account(s) and use that.