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SMTP Relay (Macintosh)

Many Internet Service Providers (ISP's) require that you send your username and password before you are allowed to send email. This is called "Authentication" or "SMTP Auth".

More recently, some ISP's have begun to require that you have TWO separate and different login names - one for checking mail and one for sending mail. This is called "SMTP Relay".

If your ISP requires SMTP Relay, follow the instructions below.

To set up your Eudora to send a separate login name for sending and receiving mail, you will need to create multiple personalities in Eudora. One of those personalities will be used to send mail. Follow these steps:

1. Go to the Window menu, select Personalities. A window will appear listing your Personalities.

2. Click on the New button.

Create a personality, enter your login name, rela name, outgoing mail server, and email address.

3. Create a personality which will use your login name and password as required by your ISP to send mail. Enter-

  • your sending mail login name in the Username field
  • your name in the Real Name field
  • your outgoing mail server in the SMTP Server field
  • your email address in the Return Address field

Make sure the two checkboxes - "Check Mail every __ minutes" and "Check mail on manual checks" - are unchecked if you do not wish to check mail on this email account. If you do plan on using this personality to check mail, enter the incoming mail server as provided by your ISP in the Mail Server field. Click "OK" when you are finished.

Set the SMTP Relay Personality.

4. Go to the Special menu, Settings, click Sending Mail. The window above will appear.

In the "SMTP Relay Personality" field choose the personality previously set up for the STMP relay from the menu. (None is the default.) Click "OK".

Note: All messages sent from each of your personalities will use the email address for that selected personality. It will not use the email address for the specified "SMTP Relay Personality".

For example, if you bring your computer to work, you can easily change your SMTP relay to a personality which uses a different ISP to send mail through your work connection. Or you can set the SMTP relay personality to "None" so that you can send mail using the settings specified for each personality.

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