HOW DO I CONFIGURE SMTP AUTH WITH AN EMAIL CLIENT ON MY COMPUTER First - are you a META, VHOST, VPM or DIALUP member? If not, you will not be able to use our SMTP server. SDF and SDF-EU SMTP servers require the use of SMTP AUTH mechanism STARTTLS (which clients may refer to as 'TLS') for relaying. Your 'secret' is set with 'setdialup' or 'mkvpm'. Your 'username' will be your VPM or tenex.org domain. Alternatively you can set a RELAY IP if you have a static IP address or a dynamic IP address that doesn't change very often. Also, if you cannot access the SMTP server via port 25 (due to your ISP blocking that port), you can use port 23, 53, 587 or 8080. ==============SETUP EXAMPLES FOR MACOS AND WINDOWS============== To use SMTP AUTH with your VHOST or VPM membership, you will use the following information: SMTP server: 'mx.sdf.org' or 'sdfeu.org' SMTP LOGIN: Your full domain name, appended with "@sdf.org" SMTP PASSWD: Your secret which you have set with 'mkvpm' EXAMPLES for a VPM mailbox of 'firstname.lastname@example.org' with a password of 'bob' and an SMTP AUTH secret of 'FUBAR': Apple OS X w/ Mail.APP: Start the Mail.APP program. Open preferences (CMD-,) Click on + to add a new account. Fill in the following: Account Type: POP Description: SDF VPM address Email Address: email@example.com Full Name: Bob Freeshell Incoming Mail Server: mx.sdf.org User Name: firstname.lastname@example.org Password: bob Select 'add server' .. Outgoing Mail Server: mx.sdf.org Server Port: 25 Authentication: STARTTLS User Name: email@example.com Password: FUBAR Microsoft OutLook and LookOut Express $ mkvpm set FUBAR # where FUBAR is the SMTP password you want Open LookOut (or LookOut Distress) Click TOOLS-->ACCOUNTS-->ADD-->MAIL pop3: mx.sdf.org smtp: mx.sdf.org Account Name: firstname.lastname@example.org Select ACCOUNT-->PROPERTIES-->SERVERS Toggle on 'My server requires authentication" under Outgoing Settings Choose "Log on using" Account name: email@example.com Password: FUBAR Do not toggle on "Log on using Secure Password Authentication"