Re: [NTO] Broadband vs Dialup Email was Identities in MSOE
- I have written a clip that I use in the morning to set my outgoing pop and
other I use in the evening to set my other outgoing pop.
It checks if outlooks express is open, and if not opens it. After it is
open, it steps through the account settings for two accounts and sets the
outgoing smtp to match what I wish it to be.
Also, I have sometimes used http://www.web2mail.com or
http://www.hotmail.com to check a pop3 with "net" mail type of capability.
Of course you have to decide you are willing to give up username and
password to the sites. I think both are reputable, however, there still may
be risks in transmission.
I don't know if it is appropriate to post a clip here ... so I won't, but I
can share my clip if you wish.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Chapman" <greg@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2003 10:22 AM
Subject: RE: [NTO] Broadband vs Dialup Email was Identities in MSOE
> Hi Jim,
> > The real problem comes with sending email and this can be tricky
> > and it varies a lot with ISP's.
> Ah! Yes, I forgot to mention that bit in my response!
> I can't speak for your part of the world, but here in the UK all ISPs I
> still offer POP mail and only offer web-mail as an additional (free)
> As for sending mail, all ISPs here do seem to block traffic for SMTP
> other than their own.
> I have an unmetered ISP account which I can use during the day, when I
> most of my mail, but at night I use a different ISP.
> No trouble with POP (inbound) mail, but if I want to send anything in the
> evening, I have to set the SMTP server for the account on which I am
> mail to my evening ISPs server and then return it to my daytime ISP the
> following morning.
> Messy, but it is tolerable with my level of evening sendings!
> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
- Hi Don,
> I have written a clip that I use in the morning to set my outgoing pop andI'm not on the clips list and won't join it just to wait for a single post,
> other I use in the evening to set my other outgoing pop.
> It checks if outlooks express is open, and if not opens it. After it is
> open, it steps through the account settings for two accounts and sets the
> outgoing smtp to match what I wish it to be.
so I'd love a copy privately, please.
It might even get me into writing clips properly, about all I've done is
amend the "Format Email" one to suit my way of working and added a character
or two to the HTML "Special Character" clipbar button.
> Also, I have sometimes used http://www.web2mail.comSwear by that one! Works fast, very clean interface, and you can customise
it to pick up almost any POP account.
- Bob J, Don P., and Greg C.
Thank you for your responses.
<<no problem to use Outlook to work with more than one ISP>>
Although I'm using Outlook Express v6, your point is still valid.
<<What you should have is two accounts, not two identities.>>
That's exactly the info I needed.
<<http://www.tomsterdam.com/ is the best site I know for finding answers about
That's a very useful site. Your claithelp pages are very well written.
My initial problem was caused by my uncritically accepting the "help" of a
very rushed tech at the broadband company. That's how I ended up with a
separate identity. He also told me I had to export my address book from the
old account (dial-up) and import it into the new one (broadband). I realized
it wasn't necessary to export/import because I merely moved all my addresses
into the shared folder. I wasn't able to see a comparable way to share all my
mail rules, however. This is now moot because I just created a new account
for broadband under the original identity.
It wasn't working because I was naming the POP3 and SMTP servers incorrectly.
The naming conventions are very different at the two ISPs. (This is a point
Greg made, and I would emphasize.)
<<I have written a clip that I use in the morning to set my outgoing pop and
other I use in the evening to set my other outgoing pop.>>
I am subscribed on the ntb-clips group, and I would be interested in seeing
the clip. Until I gain confidence in this new setup, I'll continue to make
necessary switches manually, but I do appreciate the offer.
This email, itself is a bit of a test because I'm using the broadband account
to send it. I have been successfully sending test messages to myself, but
this one involves Yahoo. I may not get to see this posted until later
tonight because the dial-up phone is in use for another purpose.
Thanks again for your help