Authenticated SMTP for UTORmail
In November 2007, CNS Network Services will be rolling out the UTORmail authenticated SMTP service for sending email.
Authenticated Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) allows for greater security in sending email. When enabled in the user's mail client, authenticated SMTP requires users to enter their password before being allowed to send messages, and using very strong encryption, ensures that your password and email message is sent through an encrypted connection.
By using the UTORmail authenticated SMTP server, customers enjoy the following benefits:
How do I setup authenticated SMTP?
If you use UTORwebmail, you won't need to do anything. The change has already been made for you.
If you use an e-mail program on your computer, you will need to change the settings for sending mail soon, when CNS Network Services will turn off the unauthenticated SMTP (postofficeNNN.utcc.utoronto.ca) servers at a future date. Authenticated SMTP is available now, and you can begin using it any time you wish.
Making the change is quick and easy! Please see our instructions on protecting your E-mail with SSL
Frequently Asked Questions about SMTP
Why can't I just use the SMTP server of the hotel or wireless network where my computer is plugged in?
Will I still need to keep changing my e-mail preferences between work and home?
Why not just use Hotmail, MSN, or Yahoo mail when I travel?
Will the authenticated SMTP service work from any network?
Why can't I use my ISP's (i.e. Sympatico, Rogers, etc) SMTP server when I travel?
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