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    Member linkerjpatrick's Avatar
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    Default using different outgoing server

    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.

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    Senior Member FZ's Avatar
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    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.
    Fayez Zaheer

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