[sylpheed:23284] Re: Want a default, account-independent SMTP server setting.
Bruce Bowler <bbowler <at> bigelow.org>
2004-08-02 20:39:13 GMT
On Mon, 2 Aug 2004 14:42:18 -0500
Tommy Reynolds <Tommy.Reynolds <at> MegaCoder.com> put fingers to keyboard and
> Uttered Bill Moran <wmoran <at> potentialtech.com>, spake thus:
> > If your SMTP relay doesn't support SMTP AUTH, you should jump all over
> > the admin to get it implemented. It's going to be needed sooner or
> > later, and (based on your experience) probably sooner.
> Sorry, I must not have expressed myself clearly.
> My ISP at home is bellsouth.net and they aren't going to change their
> policy of requiring the SMTP access point to be their own SMTP
> server. Unfortunately, they only accept SMTP traffic from an IP
> address inside their own network, so while on the road I have to change
> all the Sylpheed SMTP settings to point to whatever ISP services my
> hotel uses, or to some other SMTP relay (most accounts have their own
> preferred server anyway).
If enough of their customers complain (who am I kidding, probably most of
their customers never leave home) they might at least consider it... Put
another way, "If you don't ask, the answer's always no".
> If Sylpheed had an "override SMTP server" selection, road warrior
> life would be a bit less risky because I wouldn't need to fiddle with
> correct-most-of-the-time settings just because of where I happened to
> be today. Cheers!
In the mean time, the idea sounds like a good one to me.