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Unable to sent Tiscali mail


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Mijj

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Hi,

I am trying to set up email access to a Tiscali emil account, accessing the internet via a Three 3G card. I have no problem retrieving mail, but cannot log on to the Tiscali SMTP server, despite trying all the settings in the Tiscali help pages (which are not self consistent!).

I have read elsewhere that Tiscali have been known to block access to their servers from other ISPs. Tiscali help desk said not, but i'm not sure I believe them! Does anybody know if it is possible to do this? If not, could I use an alternative SMTP server (eg Three or a different account I have set up on a hosting site or business) but keep the return address as Tiscali???

Many thanks in advance,

Mijj
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You can only send email through Tiscali SMTP when you are connected to Tiscali, or TalkTalk as it is now known.

You may be able to use the Tiscali email address to send but you will need to use the SMTP server of the ISP you are connected to at the time.
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Thanks a lot for that. If I use another smtp server, and set the return address to xyz@tiscali.net, am I going to have email rejected because it looks like spam?
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With respect, that's not your problem.
If you're sending valid emails and they get classed as spam at the receiving end, it's unfortunate, but it's not your problem.
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