[Nottingham] Roaming SMTP - solutions (and adventures!)

Christopher Joice linuxisthefuture at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 16:59:40 GMT 2008

You could always set up the "reply to" field in your SMTP settings, thus
when people hit "reply" it automatically goes to your specified address.

On Fri, 2008-03-21 at 16:15 +0000, Jim Moore wrote:
> After fighting with my 3 broadband dongle and later finding out that
> Three don't actually have an SMTP mail server, I spent half of last
> night figuring out a solution. And, here it is. I find this info not
> anywhere in a Google search so I'm pasting it up here for further
> dissemination. I'm pasting from an email I sent in reply to a support
> question, so just swap "Outlook" with your mail client of choice and
> make any other necessary adjustments, and you'll be good to go.
> First off, you need to create a Google Mail account. After you've done
> this you need to configure gmail pop server.
> To enable POP in your Gmail account:
> 1. Log in to your Gmail account.
> 2. Click *Settings* at the top of any Gmail page.
> 3. Click *Forwarding and POP/IMAP*.
> 4. Select *Enable POP for all mail* or *Enable POP for mail that
>    arrives from now on*.
> 5. Choose the action you'd like your Gmail messages to take after
>    they are accessed with POP.
> 6. Configure your POP client and click *Save Changes*.
> Then to configure the Outlook mail server:
> open account options
> set outgoing mail server to smtp.gmail.com port 25
> username is your gmail username (the bit before @googlemail.com)
> password is your gmail pasword
> If you want to add incoming mail on the gmail account to your client,
> the incoming server is pop.gmail.com port 995, username is your gmail
> username and the password is your gmail password, and make sure the
> security setting is set to SSL.
> This method works a treat, and with 6500MB of storage on your gmail
> account you shouldn't have to worry about spam hitting the return path,
> as gmail adds their own headers - just a little something to add to your
> signature that they should not use the return path to reply, but to use
> the email you specify there (ie info at here.com rather than say,
> me at googlemail.com where all the spam is going to end up.
> Anyone who wants/needs, mail me direct for a gmail invite.
> cheers,
> Jim
Thanks, Christopher Joice http://chrisjoice.co.uk ...And sometimes
there's a short cut. A door or a gate. Some standing stones. A tree
cleft by lightning, a filing cabinet. Maybe just a spot onsome moorland
somewhere... A place where THERE is very nearly HERE... If some people
knew where such a spot was, if they had experience of what happens when
here and there become entangled, then they might - if they knew how -
mark such a spot with certain stones. In the hope that enough daft
buggers would take it as awarning and keep away. (Lords and Ladies) 

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