Dumb question about email ?

  Paul33 21:42 14 May 2007

I'm sure this is a daft question but, as I never go overseas, I simply don't know the answer !

I have some Australian relatives staying with me here in the UK and they can receive incoming emails on their laptop, via my local wireless network, but any attempt to email out is rejected by their Australian server.

Do I assume they just can't email via an Oz server from here in the UK ?

Is there any other simple way round the problem, other than signing up to Hotmail, Yahoo, etc ?

  MAJ 21:47 14 May 2007

Their server probably requires that they are connected to their servers when sending emails, it's an anti-spam measure. What sometimes works is if they change their SMTP server to yours, in the email client's account settings. That will at least allow them to use their own email address to send. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, it depends on the server.

  MAJ 21:48 14 May 2007

Their ISP probably requires that they are connected .............

  tullie 21:49 14 May 2007

They could set up a Hotmail address

  Input Overload 21:53 14 May 2007

As tullie says setup Hotmail or Gmail to send mail.

  Woolwell 22:17 14 May 2007

I would try MAJ's suggestion of changing the smtp settings to yours first.

  Ashrich 23:19 14 May 2007

What about logging in to their Australian ISP's website and using their web mail .


  Kate B 00:19 15 May 2007

Change their outgoing server to yours while they're with you. Your ISP probably requires that all outgoing email is sent via their servers.

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