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Thunderbird and Freeserve (UK ISP) smtp settings

Postby chris » Sun May 01, 2005 9:14 am

Hi,

I usually access my email through the web, but have just installed Thunderbird.

I can receive messages fine, but my smtp seems to be wrong.

I used to use smtp.freeserve.net on port 25.

I know that Freeserve is now Wanadoo, but my pop address is still freeserve. I looked at Wanadoo's site, and they suggested smtp.wanadoo.co.uk (this failed).

BTW, I am using broadband.

Anybody sussed this out, yet?

Thanks,

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RE: Thunderbird and Freeserve (UK ISP) smtp settings

Postby towy71 » Sun May 01, 2005 9:44 am

silly question but are you connecting with Wanadoo BB?
I connect using a different ISP and have to use their SMTP ;-)
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RE: Thunderbird and Freeserve (UK ISP) smtp settings

Postby Guest » Sun May 01, 2005 10:12 am

Hi,

No, am using another. Fsnet account was from "Pay as you go" days.

Thanks, Dick.

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Postby M0PHP » Sun May 01, 2005 8:58 pm

Same here, I'm using ZenADSL now but mum wishes to keep her old fsnet address.

Off the top of my head I can suggest trying the SMTP authenticaion methods, or use another SMTP server for sending email - like your current ISP.
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Postby towy71 » Mon May 02, 2005 8:00 am

I too use Zen and have freeserve address as well using Zen's SMTP so it ain't a problem, I'll let you know when it does become a problem ;-)
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Postby Raymond » Mon May 02, 2005 12:05 pm

A friend of mine was on Freeserve / Wanadoo web mail with an address of "HisUserName@fsmail.net". I had trouble with Thunderbird (invalid name/password pair)so I emailed myself and the address of the sender was "member@HisRealName.wanadoo.co.uk".
for example "superstud@fsmail.net" "member@johnsmith.wanadoo.co.uk"
Not been back round yet to see if it works.
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Postby mugstar » Mon May 02, 2005 12:26 pm

AFAIK, Freeserve/Wanadoo will only allow you to send mail if you're connected on one of their own lines. Are they your broadband provider?
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Postby Raymond » Mon May 02, 2005 7:49 pm

[quote="mugstar"]AFAIK, Freeserve/Wanadoo will only allow you to send mail if you

My friends house is on Wanadoo broadband I`m on NTL Broadband. On his machine Internet Explorer stops when reading his web mail attachments so I introduced him to the delights of Firefox. ThunderBird would`nt accept the email address he had because there was no "@" in it. But he`s happy with Firefox (now the disks been defragged and 1gb tempory files removed)
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Postby towy71 » Tue May 03, 2005 6:33 am

mugstar wrote:AFAIK, Freeserve/Wanadoo will only allow you to send mail if you're connected on one of their own lines. Are they your broadband provider?


not true my friend as I said in an earlier post I use Zen as my ISP but still have some stuff coming to my Freeserve address which I have not dial in to

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Postby nelz » Tue May 03, 2005 7:51 am

You can usually receive mail fro one ISP while connected to another, but not send. Mail servers are usually restricted to only allow mail to be sent out form their own network, otherwise they are used by spammers.

I don't know about Freeserve broadband, but when I used their, they redirected all port 25 requests to their own server, so it didn't matter what you set up as your SMTP server.
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Postby Nigel » Tue May 03, 2005 8:22 am

I have Freeserve broadband at home and Elite broadband at work. I can receive mail (POP3) from accounts with either ISP at either location, but when at work I have to use the Elite SMTP server to send and when at home I have to use the Freeserve one.

I have two "sending" accounts set up in Thunderbird on my laptop to cover this.

I doubt there's any ISP that allows you to use their SMTP server whilst connected via another ISP - they all blocked this off as the first step in the war against spam.
Hope this helps,

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