SMTP

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SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is the standard protocol for sending emails over the Internet.

Setting your SMTP server

When using an email account linked to your MediaCloud hosting account it is recommended you set the outgoing mail (SMTP) server to that of your ISP.

Some of the reasons for this recommendation are:

  • If there is an outage on your server, and you need to send MediaCloud a support request by email, you can't!
  • It counts the data twice. Once when you send it from your email client to the server, then again when it sends it out from the server to it's destination.
  • ISP's mail servers are (usually) far more robust and setup for better spam filtering.
  • If your home computer has a virus or Trojan causing excessive amount of mail to be sent out, it bogs down our server (not to mention a shedload of data being counted towards your usage, and possible account suspension for excessive CPU usage).

Common SMTP servers

The following is a list of the common Australian ISPs and their associated SMTP servers:

ISP SMTP server
aaNet mail.aanet.com.au
AAPT mail.aapt.net.au
Adam Internet mail.adam.com.au
Alphalink mail.alphalink.com.au
Amnet mail.amnet.net.au
BigPond mail.bigpond.com
Connexus mail.connexus.net.au
Dodo smtp.dodo.com.au
EFTel/Datafast mail.eftel.net.au
HotKey Internet mail.hotkey.net.au
iHug smtp.ihug.com.au
iinet mail.m.iinet.net.au
Internode mail.internode.on.net
iPrimus Internet smtp.iprimus.com.au
Netspace mail.netspace.net.au
OptusNet mail.optusnet.com.au
Ozemail smtp.ozemail.com.au
OzForces smtp.ozforces.com.au
Pacific Internet smtp.pacific.net.au
Telstra BigPond mail.bigpond.com
TPG Internet mail.tpg.com.au
TSN Internet mail.tsn.cc
Westnet mail.westnet.com.au

MediaCloud takes no responsibility for the details above to be accurate or up to date; to be sure please check with your ISP.

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