Looking for an SMTP server that I can use from anywhere?
July 23, 2011 10:37 PM Subscribe
What's the best SMTP server or relay that will let me send e-mail from anywhere?
posted by bicyclefish to computers & internet (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I recently moved from an ISP that offered authenticated SMTP (Rogers, whose technical service was good but whose customer service left my blood boiling) to a small ISP whose SMTP only allows me to send mail while I'm on their network. This sucks, since - despite being self-employed - I'm out of the house a lot. Now, I'm stuck using webmail.
Also, for historical reasons, my e-mail is hosted at another small ISP shop. They don't offer a useful SMTP solution either. (They have one, but it's flaky, relying on authenticating your IP based on whether you'd checked your mail from it in the last 10 minutes, etc.) No Gmail for me.
What I want is an authenticated SMTP server whose login info I can plug into my Mail client and my iPhone, that will allow me to send mail from anywhere from my existing address, no fuss and no muss.
I see that such services exist on this Internet thing. Does anyone have recommendations on which might be best? Reliable options at the lowest price are the most sought after. Thanks!