| From: Rory Byrne <rory at jinsky.com>
| Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2007 16:28:15 +0200
| On Wed, Sep 05, 2007 at 01:10:51PM +0200, Brian Foster wrote:
| >[ ... ] 550 relay not permitted (in reply to RCPT TO command)
| >[ ... ] any ideas? what [I] should try? test?
| You might want to try checking for incoming mail on your ISP's POP3 or
| IMAP server just before you attempt to send mail via their outgoing SMTP
| ISPs often use this technique to authenticate you: they cache your IP
| address when you authenticate successfully to their POP3 server and
| they will relay mail originating from that IP for the next 10 minutes
| of so.
another new fact for the day; I don't recall
every hearing of that trick before! thanks
for the suggestion. the glitch is there's
no POP/IMAP/incoming server mentioned at all
in the instructions. a quick search found a
comment to the effect the ISP expects people
to use Gmail or similar. (I didn't even
_think_ to check about e-mail when signing
up! not that it should matter, since they
are implicitly claiming to provide outgoing
services by providing instructions.)
looking-up the more obvious POP/IMAP server
names (e.g., pop3.xxx.yyy and so on) found
nothing. nonetheless, I'll fire an e-mail
to support asking what the POP server is.
still looking for ideas! (thanks for all the
p.s. again, apologies for breaking the threading.
I'm reading the replies on my system with my
local MUA, but replying via copy-and-pasting
into Gmail .... ;-\
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