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    Switching SMTP server settings (2003)

    Can someone offer a simple solution to switch smtp servers quickly on a computer that connects to different servers?
    When I take my notebook home, I have to manually edit the smtp settings or have duplicate accounts with different servers and remember to use the appropriate one each time.
    I thought the send - receive groups might help here, but it still makes it pretty messy as far as I can figure it out..
    I want to just tell my computer a list of each server I can send via, and have it use whichever server allows it to send. (There's really only 2 I use)
    Of course macs do this automatically, but I have to use windoze, and I'm sick of emails getting stuck in my outbox.
    Is there an addin that lets you define a set of location settings and easily switch between them?

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    Re: Switching SMTP server settings (2003)

    I don't know of any way to do this apart from a third party utility but these generally are not free. If you are simply switching servers from your work setup to your home setup, would it not be simpler to configure two profiles and don't specify either as the default? In other words, Outlook will prompt you for the appropriate account each time the application starts.

    Thunderbird (via an extension) will allow you to switch servers.
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    Re: Switching SMTP server settings (2003)

    >Thunderbird (via an extension) will allow you to switch servers.

    Or - without an extension - in 4 mouse clicks.

    HTH
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    Re: Switching SMTP server settings (2003)

    True, but being the lazy type ............... <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Switching SMTP server settings (2003)

    Hey, some of us had to learn how to do that (on Mozilla-source mail clients) before multiple SMTP addresses were supported - let alone extensions! <img src=/S/gramps.gif border=0 alt=gramps width=20 height=20>
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    Re: Switching SMTP server settings (2003)

    Thanks for the suggestions. Yet again Microsloth manages to have the world's most bloated software with the least useful standard features. :-(
    I know there's heaps of better smaller smarter email clients out there, but I keep using OL, cos it's "common" and does 'everything" not very well, and syncs with my pda and phone, but I always have to add 3rd party addins to make it do what I want. :-(

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