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Jan 16, 2000, 07:39 PM
 
Can you send email from your mac.com email address? There is not SMTP server provided, and I don't see how giving your ISP's SMTP server could help. Besides, I tried it and it didn't work.
     
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Jan 16, 2000, 08:33 PM
 
Configure your email program to use your @mac.com address as your reply address.
     
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Jan 16, 2000, 11:19 PM
 
So I can't recieve mail through my Mac.com email address? Apple should have incorporated this into their iTools service. Thanks for the info.
     
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Jan 17, 2000, 12:12 AM
 
No, you can receive. Apple gives you 5Megs of space on their servers. There is an FAQ at http://til.info.apple.com/techinfo.nsf/artnum/n72002
     
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Jan 17, 2000, 12:22 AM
 
Sorry, I meant Send mail, not recieve. Just a typo. Thanks again for the info
     
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Jan 17, 2000, 01:38 AM
 
The deal with Apple 'free email' thing is that you can RECEIVE email through their servers with your new username@mac.com email address. In order to send mail, you must configure your email client to use the new email address in the reply to preferences. Then you still have to go outward through whatever SMTP mail server your ISP uses. If you're paying for internet service, chances are there will be access to an SMTP server using whatever username/password you use when you dial up. Does that help, or just make things more confusing?
     
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Jan 17, 2000, 01:58 AM
 
Thanks - I use an email service other than my ISP (a friend's server) for my email. I have it all figured out now.
     
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Jan 22, 2000, 04:38 PM
 
Same question (sending mail), but with a different ISP. Anyone got any ideas for what to do if AOL is your server? I sent a help mail to AOL, but got no reply.

Ken F.
     
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Jan 23, 2000, 04:14 AM
 
AOL does not have a "regular" mail server, so they can't help you. You can go to a web-based mail server and send (and receive) mail there. An example of this is:
http://www.mailstart.com

Just read the fine print if you are concerned about security. I have read that Yahoo and others offer similar services.

Rick
     
   
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