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  1. #1

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    Default Setting up Mail with Bigpond

    I have found that after setting up Mail with a Bigpond account, receiving mail is fine but I cannot send - just times out. Using mail.bigpond.com as the outgoing server with SSL ON and no authentication ( as per Bigpond instructions ) Any suggestions ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosski View Post
    I have found that after setting up Mail with a Bigpond account, receiving mail is fine but I cannot send - just times out. Using mail.bigpond.com as the outgoing server with SSL ON and no authentication ( as per Bigpond instructions ) Any suggestions ??
    Use Authentication, Works perfectly or me.

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    SSL should be off

  4. #4

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    Get yourself a gmail account, I had a bigpond account and within a week I started to get spam after about a month I got so sick of it I went to gmail, 4 years later still haven't had a single spam msg with gmail. Mail also does auto setup for gmail accounts... Don't waste you time with bigpond email service... Hope it helps

  5. #5

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    Try this:

    Incoming mail server: mail.bigpond.com
    Username: yourusername (without the @bigpond)
    Password: yourpassword
    Outgoing mail server: mail-hub.bigpond.net.au
    Server port: 25
    Use SSL: No
    Authentication: Password
    Username: yourusername (without the @bigpond)
    Password: yourpassword

    And also look at moving to either getting a gmail account or investing in purchasing your own email hosting. You'll want to have the freedom to move ISPs and not lose your email account.

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