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How can I use the same SMTP server while mailing from different locations?

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When you work on different locations, you can’t always use your ISP’s outgoing mail-server (SMTP server). When you have a Gmail account, Google offers the free service of using their SMTP server for your outgoing mail, no matter where you are. These are the settings you need to change to make it work:

  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.gmail.com
  • Use authentication: Yes
  • Use SSL: Yes (some clients call this STARTTLS)
  • Port: 465 or 587
  • Account name: Your Gmail address (including ‘@gmail.com’)
  • Password: Your Gmail password

Note: when you’re using Gmail as your SMTP server but are not sending your e-mail from your Gmail address, by default Google will change the “from” address into your Gmail address (so to the recipient the email will seem to be sent from your Gmail address, and he/she will most likely reply to this address as well). To prevent this, in your Gmail Settings, go to Accounts, and under Send mail as click on Add another email address. Here add the address you want the “from” address to be, and after adding it click on the make default link behind it.

Links:
Original post: Gmail as a free smtp server
How to use Gmail as your SMTP server
Gmail

Status: Testes it (Apple Mail), works

Written by lutsen

August 29, 2008 at 11:39 pm

Posted in Mac, Web

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