Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1 post

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 56596 18-Jan-2010 16:42
Send private message

This is what happened:

  1. A few months ago, I bought by first ever .co.nz domain from discountdomains - my first ever domain of any kind! 

  2. My web designer provides web hosting, but, it turned out, not emails. 

  3. I bought an email package from dicountdomains.

  4. I tried to make it all go in Outlook 2007.

  5. It turned out discountdomains need me to use my gmail smtp to send emails. Is this normal? Or I can pay an additional $5 per month to send them through their server.

  6. I used the gmail smtp and it was sending and receiving emails - but although I'd chosen in Outlook to send them from my new .co.nz account, they were arriving with my gmail name. I found this out yesterday - guess I should have realised it would. I've sent heaps of emails out not looking very professional!

  7. I set up gmail with my new .co.nz account as the default sending account, but now they arrive with my gmail account as the sender, "on behalf of" my .co.nz account. It seems there's no way round this... is there??




It seems I have only expensive options - pay discountdomains another $5 per month, or gmail $50 per year, on top of what I've already paid discountdomains for their incoming mail service.


What would you suggest, please, that I do now - or next year, when my subscription to discountdomains runs out?


Thanks, JK

Create new topic
384 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 82

Subscriber

  Reply # 290914 18-Jan-2010 17:01
Send private message

With a POP3 email service such as provided by Discount Domains your would normally use your ISP's SMTP server to send e-mails.

From Discount Domains FAQ:

---
 
How do I send my email?
You can send email using the Web Browser Interface. If you are using POP3 or IMAP to download your email to your computer, you should use your ISP's SMTP server to send email e.g. if you connect via Xtra it is send.xtra.co.nz, if you connect via Paradise it is smtp.paradise.net.nz.


---

So in your "outgoing server" settings in outlook you wolud enter the name of your ISP's SMTP server.  You do not need to use GMail's SMTP server.


Baby Get Shaky!
1487 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 346

Subscriber

  Reply # 290919 18-Jan-2010 17:25
Send private message

It is odd that discountdomains told you to use Gmail's smtp servers... unless the domain is registered with Google Apps you can't use their smtp server without it changing the sent address to what your getting (I assume your using your @gmail.com username/password to send?). You can use Google Apps for free (Standard Edition) for up to 50 email address's with 7 gigs of space for each one (with full POP3/IMAP). If you only need a few accounts this is by far your best (cheap/free) option, you don't need to pay the $50 per year fee, the standard edition is fine for most uses (I've just set this up for a company who started using it in production environment today).

http://www.google.com/a/ (then select Standard)

 
 
 
 


BDFL - Memuneh
59077 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10348

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 290921 18-Jan-2010 17:31
Send private message

You can just move your email service to Google Apps and host your domain's email with them - this will remove the "on behalf of" when using Outlook...




Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Phone prices rising as users move upmarket
Posted 24-Nov-2017 17:16


Talking net neutrality on RNZ Nine-to-Noon
Posted 24-Nov-2017 12:11


Air New Zealand experiments with blockchain technology
Posted 23-Nov-2017 15:39


Symantec selects Amazon Web Services to deliver cloud security
Posted 23-Nov-2017 10:40


New Zealand Ministry of Education chooses Unisys for cloud-based education resourcing management system
Posted 22-Nov-2017 22:00


Business analytics software powers profits for NZ wine producers
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:52


Pyrios strikes up alliance with Microsoft integrator UC Logiq
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:51


The New Zealand IT services ecosystem - it's all digital down here
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:49


Volvo to supply tens of thousands of autonomous drive compatible cars to Uber
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:46


From small to medium and beyond: Navigating the ERP battlefield
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:12


Business owners: ERP software selection starts (and finishes) with you
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:11


Why I'm not an early adopter
Posted 21-Nov-2017 10:39


Netatmo launches smart home products in New Zealand
Posted 20-Nov-2017 20:06


Huawei Mate 10: Punchy, long battery life, artificial intelligence
Posted 20-Nov-2017 16:30


Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.