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ASP.NET Send SMTP E-mail - No password in Web.Config

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I'm using ASP.NET 2.0, VB code to send an e-mail to several addresses.  The e-mail is coming from whatever e-mail address the online user specifies in the txtEmail texbox.  Its goes to one of 3 e-mail addresses based on a radio button choice.  I'm using System.Net.Mail, but it wants the SMTP relay server info in the web.config file like:

<system.net>
    <mailSettings>
      <smtp>
        <network
             host="relayServerHostname"
             port="25"
             userName="username"
             password="password" />
      </smtp>
    </mailSettings>
  </system.net>

I don't want all this information to be online in the web.config file.  If someone gets into the system, they have access to it.  Specifically how can I do this so I don't a user/password to send e-mail?  Please help.
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That works, but is there any way I can make this anonymous so there is no need to even have the username, password?
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yes, but it up to the SMTP server settings.
As an exemple, my SMTP server dont ask a for user/password for id adress in the local network.
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id adress = ip adress
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did that answer your question?
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Thanks!  We also used 127.0.0.1 as the name of the database server to help make things more secure.
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