Off topic : send mail away from home

Steve Wyrick

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What I did was to set up a free account with Gmail and configure it to
intercept my messages sent to my primary mail account. This way I
could read and reply to any messages that hadn't yet been downloaded
from the mail server to my home computer. You can configure the Gmail
account so it looks to recipients like you're mailing from your ISP,
not Gmail. (I ended up liking Gmail so much that I now use it as my
only mail service; among other things its spam-handling capabilities
are much superior to my former ISP's service. I also recently figured
out that it's possible to configure my local mail client to send and
receive messages from the Gmail account! I use Apple Mail to manage
my mail when I'm on my home computer and a web browser to send and
receive mail when away from it.--Not that you'd really need to offload
anything from Gmail, they now offer 7GB of free storage per account!)
-Steve

On Sun, Aug 3, 2008 at 8:00 AM, Gary Lindsey <xxxx.xxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.xxx> wrote:
> Depends on where you are "away from home". Most hotels here in the States offer "free" internet access, but will block outgoing mail from programs like Outlook or similar programs. The reason it to try to eliminate their network and servers from being used to send spam.
>
> Gary Lindsey
> Flying Ghillies SCD
> Dayton, Ohio, USA
> www.rscdscincinnati.org
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin SHEFFIELD [mailto:xx.xxxxxxxxx@xxxxxx.xx]
> Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2008 10:24 AM
> To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
> Subject: Off topic : Re: validity of odd characters
>
> Yes, because I am away from home, and my usual programs, "Mail" (Mac), or Thunderbird, will not let me send any messages, though I can receive as usual, wherever I am. I have never been able to understand why.
>
>

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Steve Wyrick -- Walnut Creek, California

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