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Subject  :  SMTP authorization in PMMail 2000 - does it exist?
Author  :  Dave
Date  :  05 Jan, 2007 on 05:44
Greetings and Happy New Year,
I've been a happy PMMail customer for years. It has supported me well.

Now, as the number of small sites that I manage increases, I find a need to send legitimate (not Spam) email from these other sites.

Here I sit at my ISP A, with www sites on HOST B or HOST C.

I can receive remote POP mail for those www sites off of HOST B or HOST C.

I can't send any mail for those www sites, even though the HOST states it requires SMTP authentication, and I provide the appropriate userid and password in PMMail.

I'm running version 2.20.2382 on Warp/4.

Was I asleep during the last century and did I miss something about SMPT support in PMMail. A search of the internet provides little, if any, info.

If my question makes sense, and if anyone has any advice, I'd sure appreciate it.

Thanks,
Dave Palmer


Subject  :  Re:SMTP authorization in PMMail 2000 - does it exist?
Author  :  Blonde Guy
Date  :  05 Jan, 2007 on 07:01
OS2VOICE bought PMMail for OS/2 last year. A team of volunteers is working on a new release. When it is released, the new version of PMMail will support SMTP authentication.

So, I guess the answer is it exists, but you can't have it. Yet. Please enter any PMMail feature requests on this web page: http://pmmail.os2voice.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

Thanks, and please be patient while we prepare the new version of PMMail.


Subject  :  Re:SMTP authorization in PMMail 2000 - does it exist?
Author  :  Dave
Date  :  06 Jan, 2007 on 05:53
Hi again,
Much to my chagrin I learned I was using an ISP who blocked SMTP mail to a remote domain. Nothing PMMail could do would fix that.

I'm glad to learn that there are enhancements on the horizon. I hope SMTP authentication is one of them.

I'm having trouble finding an ISP who will support what I want to do.

Does anyone know of a U.S. based ISP that will allow dial-in and email access (technically called relaying) to a remote domain? I'm not a spammer, just someone who maintains several small domains and wants domain email to come from that domain.

Thanks,


Subject  :  Re:SMTP authorization in PMMail 2000 - does it exist?
Author  :  Glenn
Date  :  09 Jan, 2007 on 01:15

Blonde Guy (05 Jan, 2007 07:01):
OS2VOICE bought PMMail for OS/2 last year. A team of volunteers is working on a new release. When it is released, the new version of PMMail will support SMTP authentication.


Nice! I also need that now at the University (http://www.utexas.edu/its/umbs/). I usually use the SeaMonkey mail client, and make regular backups with PMMail.


Blonde Guy (05 Jan, 2007 07:01):
So, I guess the answer is it exists, but you can't have it. Yet. Please enter any PMMail feature requests on this web page: http://pmmail.os2voice.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

Thanks, and please be patient while we prepare the new version of PMMail.


Is it possible to add the suggestion on the voice site if you are not a voice member ? The site asks for a login/pass.


Subject  :  Re:SMTP authorization in PMMail 2000 - does it exist?
Author  :  obiwan
Date  :  09 Jan, 2007 on 23:36

Dave (06 Jan, 2007 05:53):
Much to my chagrin I learned I was using an ISP who blocked SMTP mail to a remote domain. Nothing PMMail could do would fix that.

I'm having trouble finding an ISP who will support what I want to do.

Does anyone know of a U.S. based ISP that will allow dial-in and email access (technically called relaying) to a remote domain? I'm not a spammer, just someone who maintains several small domains and wants domain email to come from that domain.


Ask the people who run the SMTP server you want to use if they accept ASMTP connections on an another port. Many offer this, and it is generally a better solution than pressing ISP's to open port 25 for everyone, as that is also the port viruses use to send out.

Another option, which I have done in this situation, is to set up your mail client or an smtp proxy to authenticate with your ISP's SMTP server while still using the From address of your other domain. Many will allow this, because although it is in a sense "faked," your authentication keeps you accountable for any abuse. Mind you, the way some SMTP servers work authentication is they let you send if you have just fetched with authentication at the POP server, so it could get complicated, but certainly doable.

The smtp proxy is a simple program that will accept your SMTP requests and pass them on to a server, working with each the way you configure. It's a handy tool for clients and servers that are incompatible for one reason or another. It would let you do ASMTP with a client like PMMail which doesn't have the feature built in. The one I used was for Windows, freely downloadable, whose name I have long forgotten. I am sure many exist for Linux, which means if you found one you like it could be ported to OS/2.


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