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Re: [SLE] Sending email via SMTP that is not current dial-up ISP
  • From: user86 <user86@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Apr 2004 16:42:07 -0500
  • Message-id: <200404031642.07555.user86@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 03 April 2004 13:16, John Andersen wrote:
> On Saturday 03 April 2004 07:54, Glenn wrote:
> > I've installed SuSE 8.2 on my laptop and would like to be able to send
> > email via my hometown ISP's SMTP server.I've got an AT&T dialup which
> > I'll be using as my ISP when travelling.
> >
> > This always worked for me before when using a Microsoft OS and Outlook.
> >
> > Currently when I dial into AT&T, there is no problems getting messages
> > from my hometown providers POP server, but if I try to send, nothing
> > happens until I get the message "Error while performing operation: Could
> > not connect to mail.kpunet.net (port 25):Connection timed out."
> >
> > I'm using Ximian 1.2 and kppp as the dialup application.
> >
> > I've tried a variety of SMTP login configurations, (POP before SMTP,
> > Login and Plain) with no sucess.
> >
> > Any suggestions??
> >
> > Thanks.
>
> This is not unusual. Most ISPs won't allow someone not on
> their network to send mail thu them unless its to one of their
> cutomers.
>
> You have to make another network in Kmail that has the outgoing
> smtp server set up to go thru ATT's smtp server.
>
> But, you are running linux, not windows. Why don't you just install
> sendmail or postfix that came with SuSE and let your computer be it's own
> mail transport agent?? That's the way Linux was supposed to work.

That wouldn't work if you are trying to email certain ISPs (such as AOL) that
block "dynamic IP ranges" of plenty of ISPs from sending mail direct to their
customers.


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