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how to configure xp mail for SMTP only and not POP3

Posted on 2008-10-17
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is there a way i can configure an xp mail account so that it only sends mail via SMTP and does not receive mail via POP3? I'd like to set up a home computer to send mail via a gmail account so that mailto links in web pages work properly but I don't want to receive mail on the local machine. All incoming mail is picked up on via webmail.
I'm guessing there is also a way to send emal from the local machine via gmail or the ISP without setting up either SMTP or POP3 like maybe HTTP but I don't know how to do this either.
Thanks in advance.
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well, why can't you just enter in the MSTP server info and leave out the pop server info? Or if it doesn't let you leave it out, put in some fake pop server.
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If you're going through the mail account wizard in outlook or outlook express it'll ask you for the server info. Just input the SMTP but leave out the POP
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thx.
I have Outlook 2007 installed, the new outlook mail account settings window will not let me delete the pop server. Also the windows control panel brings up the same config panel under mail settings. it looks like it will let me change the pop server to something bogus. that's kind of hokey since it will cause errors each time outlook performs a send/receive but it i guess it works.

I'll go ahead and close this one out but I'm open to suggestions on an alternate way to configure the local machine to send email out.
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