Best way to avoid having to change SMTP server settings
Posted on 2006-05-03
Working with POP3 accounts in Outlook 2003... no Exchange Server. XP Pro
If a person stays on one providers network he can setup Outlook with the provider's outbound and inbound mail servers and send and receive all day.
If that person travels, he can receive on any network, but what is the best way to minimize/avoid the hassle of different SMTP server settings on each network.
I know GoDaddy offers SMTP relaying as an add on service for a nominal fee.
Comcast does not offer it.
I am just wondering what options the experts have found works best.
Things we have considered are: just using the VPN connection to stay on our providers network,
Shifting accounts over to GoDaddy or other provider who offers SMTP relaying (BTW, is SMTP relaying secure?)
Another thread mentioned using an SMTP server that was built into W2K, but I have been unable to find that feature on XP Pro.
Thanks for your suggestions.