When you send an email, that email has to be "launched" out onto the Internet so it can reach its destination. This is done through an outgoing mail server, also known as a mail relay. 95% of customers will be able to use their dial-up providers outgoing mail server, which is typically called mail.isp.net or smtp.isp.net. This is a setting in the mail software that you use. In Outlook Express, it's under Tools-->Accounts-->Properties. Anyone using AOL's mail software cannot change or view this.
AOL users who do not want to use the web-based email but wish to send an email from their domain.
Regular Dial-up customers who have tried to use their ISP's outgoing mail server but find that it will not allow them to send messages with a return address of firstname.lastname@example.org
No, we don't advise that. You will typically be able to send mail quicker and with less difficulty through your ISP because you are located very close to that server geographically.
Set the OUTGOING MAIL SERVER in your Email Program setup to be mail.yourdomain.com or mail.hosting-advantage.com (prior to DNS transfer or registration)
When sending mail, you first have to check mail. After checking mail, you have a 15-minute window of time when you can send mail through the server. The server allows you to send mail based on your IP address. (Your dial-up provider assigns you a temporary IP address every time you dial up.)
You do not need to specify in your software that the outgoing server requires Authentication. Just be sure to check mail 15 minutes prior to sending out.
If you receive a 'Socket Error' or 'Relaying Denied' message when trying to send mail, see this page.