No more SMTP relay from Verizon wireless.
Posted on 2009-07-07
I have a customer that has his email and website hosted by his T1 supplier (Cleartel or IDStelcom). NO Exchange. Just PoP3. When he goes on the road, the T1 vendors SMTP server wont talk to his Outlook client on his laptop because he is using his Verizon broadband card to connect to the internet. Till now that was not a problem because Verizon would give us an SMTP server name (smtp.vzmail.net). However, they (Verizon) are stopping this practice. We are going to get stuck with no SMTP from Cleartel because they only provide SMTP within their T1, and no SMTP service from Verizon because they are phasing it out. Both companies suggestion was to "use webmail". What a joke. Anyhoo- any alternatives? Is there any free and reliable smtp server out there?, or another way of doing this I'm not thinking about?