At 07:30 AM 1/6/2002, alan.lloyd0 at btinternet.com wrote: >Hi >Just wanted to know if anyone has any idea if I can use the mail program >my web host provides to send regular mail from Outlook. >I can use it to send mail using cgi but can i send regular mail through it. > >Unfortunatly my host provides incoming mail but no SMTP Assuming they've locked out Public relay (I pray that they have locked out public relay), you can only send mail through the server when the ISP has setup some type of authentication with the SMTP service. Some tie that into the POP service, so that when you successfully POP your IP is captured and put into an acceptable IP relay pool (lasts about 30 minutes). Other ISPs require SMTP authentication, using your POP username and address. Most modern email clients have a setting for SMTP authentication. Unless the ISP specifically states they allow the above scenarios, my guess is that they won't allow any SMTP relaying through their servers. --- Anthony Baratta President Keyboard Jockeys "Conformity is the refuge of the unimaginative."