Sending e-mail via domain server using Be

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Doughboy, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Doughboy

    Doughboy Guest

    Just wondering if I'm likely to have any problems using Eudora to send
    e-mail on Be, using my recently bought domain's smtp server/reply

    Doughboy, Apr 30, 2008
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    Al Guest

    No problem at all I have found with my customers using Be*
    I have 1st hand experience of this due to Be* SMTP falling over a few times
    and using another SMTP such as mailhop from dynDNS.
    Al, Apr 30, 2008
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    Toby Guest

    I am on Be, and can connect to any outgoing SMTP server on de default port
    (25) without problem!
    Toby, Apr 30, 2008
  4. Doughboy

    Doughboy Guest

    Excellent. Just wanted to be sure, rather than assuming and ending up
    banging my head against the wall for not checking :)

    Doughboy, May 1, 2008
  5. Doughboy

    Doughboy Guest

    Hmm, just had this reply from Be, which seems to be saying that on Be
    Value, I WON'T be able to do what I want, or have I misunderstood it?

    "Thank you for contacting us. You can use any software for retrieving
    or sending e-mail from your system. We do not block any ports on the
    network, except port 25(for Be Values users). We have SMTP server that
    you can use"

    Doughboy, May 1, 2008
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    Alex Fraser Guest

    Looks that way to me, but what /exactly/ did you ask?

    Depending on how their servers are configured, you may well be able to
    send email using your domain name. The downside of course is that you
    will be dependent on their servers, which Al notes have not been
    entirely dependable.

    Alex Fraser, May 1, 2008
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    Doughboy Guest

    Unfortunately, I don't have a copy of the message I sent them as it
    was done using the form on their website.

    As far as I recall, it was along the lines of "Can I use an offline
    e-mail program to send e-mail via your service, using my domains smtp
    server and address settings?"

    I think I'll have to see if 02 allow this.

    Doughboy, May 2, 2008
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    Doughboy Guest

    No, can't do this with 02 either:,K=2937,Sxi=7,t=broadband_case,CASE=13357

    So, if I understand correctly, with Be I can do what I want with Be
    Unlimited or Be Pro or I can use the Be Value package and use their
    (somewhat unreliable) SMTP server?

    If I opt for the latter, (assuming I can send email using my domain
    name) would it make any difference to me or the recipients of my
    e-mails (when their server's working that is)?

    I'll have to check with them about sending email via their servers
    using my domain name, because if I can't even do that I'd be
    completely stuffed (O2 make it clear you can do this on the page
    linked to above).

    Doughboy, May 2, 2008
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    Doughboy Guest

    Will the fact that my e-mail provider (Heart Internet) allows me to
    use port 587 to connect to their SMTP server make any difference?

    Doughboy, May 2, 2008
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    Jeff Gaines Guest

    Yes, that's the way round it. Set up a Heart account in Agent and set the
    port to 587 and user/password authentication required.
    Jeff Gaines, May 2, 2008
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    Doughboy Guest

    Excellent. I'm actually using Eudora but that's not important. What is
    is that I'm free to choose an ISP without worrying about SMTP stuff :)

    Doughboy, May 2, 2008
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