Due to WiFi being so pervasive these days, I always hear this question: “What’s the outgoing mail server?” This happens because you enter a wireless access point and you need to send mail from your mail program, but since you are not at home or on a familiar network you don’t have an outoging (or SMTP) server. Well if you use a Mac (like me), David Reitter has a great tutorial for setting up YOUR OWN MAILSERVER on Mac OSX Panther and Jaguar. Since I got this up and running (it takes about 5 mins to setup), my outgoing mailserver is “localhost” and I can send mail from any hotspot. Of course, some picky incoming mail hosts might mistake a “localhost” sender for a spammer and restrict access, but that probably only happens to .000001% of the mails I send. Good Luck!

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