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clueless969
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Lot of email accounts and I need to be able to use just one outbound SMTP server...

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Hello - am thinking of coming to BT broadband but have a pivotal question that needs an answer before I decide whether to join or not.

Hello - have had a bit of a look and can't find the answer to the following.

 

I have a lot of email accounts and I need to be able to use just one outbound SMTP server from my BT account rather than setting each one up individually. This is particularly important as I have email addresses that are inbound to me but for which I cannot use their non-existent outbound SMTP server.

For example, let's say that I have the following email addresses,

me@fred.co.uk  me@hot.co.uk peter@stuff.it charlie@whatif.org grace@aftermeals.tv

Please tell me if BT broadband have a generic SMTP server to allow me to send all these emails using that one server? If it does have such a service, where can I find the details please?

Many thanks for your help with this.

Martin

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licquorice
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Yes, you can send using mail.btinternet.com as your outgoing SMTP mail server but you will need to authenticate using a xxx.btinternet.com email address.
clueless969
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Hi and thanks for your confirmation that it is possible to do what I need. 🙂

 

Just one last bit, I assume that the last half of your last sentence means that I would need to authenticate each outgoing address, once, via my allocated BT email address?

 

Thanks again

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licquorice
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No, when you configure your mail client, set the outgoing portion to use mail.btinternet.com with user name xxxx@ btinternet.com and bt password instead of being the same as the incoming details.
clueless969
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Re: Lot of email accounts and I need to be able to use just one outbound SMTP server...

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Sorry Licquorice - just me being a bit slow on a Sunday 🙂

Of course that's what you mean. I've now slapped my legs for being silly and hope that BT don't move my goalposts. hahaha
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licquorice
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Re: Lot of email accounts and I need to be able to use just one outbound SMTP server...

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No worries. Screenshots for MSOutlook below.

 

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