[Novalug] SMTP service providers

James Ewing Cottrell III jecottrell3@comcast.net
Wed Dec 7 17:05:00 EST 2016

It shouldn't matter what your sending address is. I run two accounts 
thru Thunderbird, but the Outgoing SMTP Server is Comcast.

Verizon should do the same thing.


On 11/19/2016 2:18 PM, Jon LaBadie via Novalug wrote:
> Verizon threw me a curve ball this week.  For a long
> time they have insisted on all outbound email go
> through their smtp system.  That is still true, with
> the addition that the From: and Reply-To: headers must
> be valid XXX@verizon.net email addresses.
> That made it difficult to post messages as I am subscribed
> to the list as "novalugml@jgcomp.com" and a message from
> "jonjgc@verizon.net" would be rejected.  (I know!  I could
> reregister. :)
> I started to look for 3rd party smtp service providers and
> stumbled upon "smtp2go.com".  For moderate volumes their
> service is free.  I decided to sign up and my email now
> goes out through their email servers.
> So far things seem fine.  Only oddity I've noted is that
> any "Received:" headers generated on my systems before
> transfer to smtp2go.com are deleted.  This makes the
> message appear to have originated at smtp2go, not at
> jgcomp.com.  I'm uncertain if this might become a problem.
> No other headers seem affected.
> Has anyone had experience with smtp2go.com?  Positive or
> negative?  Any alternative providers to recommend or to
> stay away from?  What about things in general to consider
> about 3rd party smtp service providers ?
> Thanks,
> Jon
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