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I have a Mac Powerbook G4 1.5Ghz
I use the Mail application from my account e-mail accounts.
I use an account from my ISP Provider.
When I try to send an e-mail at place with a different ISP provider that mine, I can not send e-mails just received it.
What can I do to solve this problem?

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Question by:luis_zuniga
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Eoin OSullivan earned 375 total points
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OK .. this problem is caused because many ISP's only allow outgoing SMTP mail to go through their servers when you are on their network.  This is a common anti-spam precaution they take.
So, when you are on another ISP provider's network, your own ISP WILL NOT authorise the SMTP outgoing email from another network.

Your options are as follows
1. Talk to your ISP, some ISPs will make allowances and open up your particular mail account to allow SMTP  from other networks.
2. If they won't then you need to look at an alternative SMTP server, for your outgoing mail.  This could be something like GMAIL or others
see the list on this website of top FREE POP  & SMTP accounts
http://www.iopus.com/guides/bestpopsmtp.htm
You could create a second account in Mac Mail just to use for sending when on other ISP provider networks. Or just modify the SMTP settings in your current account

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