Wot no SMTP?!
August 14, 2006 4:31 PM Subscribe
How do employees of a new start-up send email (from their home PCs) which appears to come from firstname.lastname@example.org?
posted by freston to computers & internet (14 answers total)
Trying to help a friend who's just started up a new, erm, start-up company. We bought a domain name plus webspace, and that deal included more than enough POP3 mailboxes for his handful of employees. I can figure out how to define these so his people can receive their new email into their existing Outlook inboxes, say.
However, the web deal provides no outgoing email facility, and instead says to use "Your dial up provider's SMTP server". But his people will be using their home PCs, and he'd obviously like their outgoing mail to appear as if it came from their start-up, not their personal mail address.
What do people do in these situations? Even if we set up a new Outlook profile, won't your typical ISP prevent outgoing email that appears to come from a different address? Isn't this just like spam? Are there paid-for SMTP services out there that allow this kind of thing?
Your advice, please, people.