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MarkyD
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join:2002-08-20
Oklahoma City, OK

What is Qwest's SMTP server address?

and does it require auth? I can't find this info ANYWHERE


TheMayor

join:2002-05-09

What kind of Qwest DSL acct do you have? If I am not mistaken the Qwest DSL w/ MSN & the Qwest DSL w/ Internet basic does NOT come with a Qwest email acct.

but if I remember each email server address is different based upon what city you live in. For instance Seattle is Sttl. I believe denver is dnvr, but I don't remember the rest of it.



MarkyD
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join:2002-08-20
Oklahoma City, OK

had to call, looks like Las Cruces NM is pop.albq.qwest.net

thanks for the reply


nocannothave

join:2006-10-14
Kennewick, WA
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We have customers who have stopped using us and gone with qwest.net as their ISP, but have kept an e-mail address with us. They can no longer send mail via a client, because there is no outbound mailserver support.

Oh well. I hope the $7 in savings is worth it...



Suffering
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127.0.0.1

said by nocannothave:

We have customers who have stopped using us and gone with qwest.net as their ISP, but have kept an e-mail address with us. They can no longer send mail via a client, because there is no outbound mailserver support.

Oh well. I hope the $7 in savings is worth it...
Yeah, Qwest won't relay other domain's mail. Actually most most mail servers in the US won't relay third party domains.
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NormanS
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said by Suffering:

Actually most most mail servers in the US won't relay third party domains.
Cite your proof? I don't know how to prove it one way, or the other; but I have tested some U.S. mail providers which do relay third part domains. I even use them:

smtp.pacbell.yahoo.com
smtpauth.sbcglobal.net
smtp.gmail.com
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SoulSeekerUS3

join:2006-08-30
Dubuque, IA

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reply to nocannothave

I have a site that I use for my web hosting and I get 500 emails. I have not used an ISP email address for over 5 years. I get the site for $5.00 a month. Hell you could just get the package and only use the emails. You would also need a domain name but you can get them for real cheap. Think I paid $1.95 for my last one when I hosted the site with the same place. Got 2 months of hosting and the domain for under $12.00.



alanhdsl
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join:1999-10-09
Phoenix, AZ

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reply to MarkyD

For future reference, Qwest's list of servers is here. However, I think they split them up for load balancing only. You can still use any of the servers regardless of where you're located.

Qwest.net uses POP before SMTP to validate you, so you can send mail even if you're logged into another ISP. You just have to check your inbox first.



AthlGrond
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join:2002-04-25
Aurora, CO

Great information to have for future reference!

Saved in this location: »US West/Qwest DSL »What is Qwest's SMTP Server Address?



Suffering
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reply to NormanS

said by NormanS:

Cite your proof? I don't know how to prove it one way, or the other; but I have tested some U.S. mail providers which do relay third part domains. I even use them:

smtp.pacbell.yahoo.com
smtpauth.sbcglobal.net
smtp.gmail.com
Maybe I should have been more specific. Many ISP's will relay with authentication, most are not open mail relays.

While I can't cite anything specific I do know that open mail relay hasn't been too popular for some time. I remember using open relays to mail bomb friends back around 1994 when email was more novelty than necessity (at least it was to us).
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NormanS
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said by Suffering:

Maybe I should have been more specific. Many ISP's will relay with authentication, most are not open mail relays.
Ah, that makes senses. None of the big providers, ISP or otherwise, run open relays. Heck, I run a mail server on my residential connection and I have secured it against relay. There may be even as many as 100 open relays on the entire Internet. Oh, and I will add a hyperbole warning on that number. I have no way to determine a realistic estimate. About once every month, or so, I see attempts at unauthorized relay; I have to presume that the spammers will find one almost as fast at it appears.
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Suffering
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said by NormanS:

Ah, that makes senses. None of the big providers, ISP or otherwise, run open relays. Heck, I run a mail server on my residential connection and I have secured it against relay. There may be even as many as 100 open relays on the entire Internet. Oh, and I will add a hyperbole warning on that number. I have no way to determine a realistic estimate. About once every month, or so, I see attempts at unauthorized relay; I have to presume that the spammers will find one almost as fast at it appears.
You got me curious. Looks like there are actually TONS of open relays (unfortunately) »www.ordb.org/statistics/relaycount/ way more than I thought there would be
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