• Subject: Re: SMTP server/slightly off topic
  • From: Jim Langston <jlangston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2000 14:39:25 -0800
  • Organization: Conex Global Logistics Services, Inc.

Get a PC and Microsoft NT server.  Then try Post.Office.
That's what we use here and it works.

Another option, get a PC and install Linux on it.  Linux
comes with a SMTP server (if not a few).  And is close
to being free (you can get a CD with Linux for $50 or so).

The exact same reason you can't use your AS/400 for an
SMTP server is the same reason we don't.  I do not like
that funky name?machine@domain.com thing.  I mean,
heck, all the other POP3 and SMTP servers in the world
can use name@domain.com, why can't IBM figure it out?

Regards,

Jim Langston

Carl Galgano wrote:

> I apologize if this is slightly off topic.....
> Does anyone know of a public SMTP server that can be used on the Internet.
> Before anyone thinks I am a spammer trying to hide, here is the deal.  When
> my AS400 attempts to send email via my DSL connection, it formats the sender
> id to be CARL?VAN400@van400.ediconsulting.com.  My DSL providers SMTP server
> rejects the request because it does a DNS lookup on van400.ediconsulting.com
> and does not get a hit.  If I send mail with just the ediconsulting.com
> domain, everything works fine.
> Any ideas?
> CJG

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