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    Changes to GMAIL SMTP stuff

    This is a discussion on Changes to GMAIL SMTP stuff within the Sky Email and Portal Log-in forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Gmail shoves 'on behalf of' feature to one side ? The Register Gmail users can now send their emails from ...

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      Changes to GMAIL SMTP stuff

      Gmail shoves 'on behalf of' feature to one side ? The Register

      Gmail users can now send their emails from third party SMTP servers.

      Google announced yesterday that it's finally got with the program and opened its web mail service up for users who want to send emails from other addresses.

      "Instead of using Gmail's servers to send the message, we'll use the servers where your other email address lives. Since Gmail isn't the originating domain, we don't have to include 'Sender' info in the header."

      Previously users could send email from their Gmail account, but it came with an annoying and confusing message that told the recipient it had been sent "on behalf of" another account.

      Google blamed Microsoft and others for causing confusion among the Gmail user base.

      "Most email programs just display the 'From' address and not the 'Sender' field, but some (including versions of Microsoft Outlook) show these messages as coming 'From username@gmail.com On Behalf Of customaddress@mydomain.com' which really annoyed people," it said.

      So to remedy that, Google has finally snuggled up to third party SMTP servers to give users the option to set Gmail to serve as a central hub for all their email accounts.
      Does this mean sending via the Sky/GMAIL smtp servers will now not say it comes from your Sky address when using a different email account (if you see what I mean)? Or am I being hopelessly optimistic?
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      Re: Changes to GMAIL SMTP stuff

      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Smee View Post
      Does this mean sending via the Sky/GMAIL smtp servers will now not say it comes from your Sky address when using a different email account (if you see what I mean)? Or am I being hopelessly optimistic?
      As Sky email platform is provided by Google then you would have thought so. I guess you will find out soon enough.

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      Re: Changes to GMAIL SMTP stuff

      the settings are already there, just checked...as on how to set it up ive no idea...

      go to settings>accounts> and in there you can add a new email address and how you want it to send...
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      Re: Changes to GMAIL SMTP stuff

      Hasn't that always been there, I am sure it has..

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      Re: Changes to GMAIL SMTP stuff

      It doesn't look as if there has been any change to the Sky "send mail as" settings.

      The google changes appear to be to allow webmail users to use an alternate SMTP server.

      Users of non webmail clients have always had that option.

      See this blog entry:
      Official Gmail Blog: Send mail from another address without "on behalf of"

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      Re: Changes to GMAIL SMTP stuff

      That page has always been there on the mail settings page so that's not the resolution, they have done something server side to sort it out and yes as above it looks like they are just resolving an issue on the webmail interface side of things. If you have your own domain mail servers this was never an issue.

     

     

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