#520 ✓duplicate
Peter Kakris

Additional SMTP server

Reported by Peter Kakris | December 4th, 2013 @ 05:53 AM


Id like to be able to have an extra SMTP server I can choose if i want

I just started using an email tracking system before finding out about MailMate, which has a different SMTP server for sending tracked emails (such as opened time spend reading etc)
With apple mail I could choose Normal or tracking server (i pay per email i send via tracking SMTP server)

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  • benny

    benny December 4th, 2013 @ 10:25 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “duplicate”

    I guess this is another example for the unfortunately quite old ticket #220. I'll keep it in mind for that and mark it as a duplicate.

    Just curiosity: What exactly can this SMTP server track? Do you have a link?

  • Peter Kakris

    Peter Kakris December 4th, 2013 @ 10:58 AM

    http://www.readnotify.com/ is the provider

    smtp.googlemail.com.xxxxxx.vradd.com on a custom port number is what i used to send the emails
    where xxx is a custom id & I authenticate with my google apple name & password

    can this be done via a new IMAP account, just with no incomming server , just outbound ?
    i tried it but wasn't allowed

  • benny

    benny December 4th, 2013 @ 12:47 PM

    I guess you could make dummy IMAP settings. That would obviously keep the account offline, but it would allow you to send messages using the account. You could then also make a rule for the Sent Messages mailbox of the account which moves the sent messages to the Sent Messages mailbox of the normal account. That would keep the dummy account empty.

    I must admit I'm a bit skeptical about any techniques used by the service, but I'm also curios. I guess they insert images in HTML messages as one of their techniques, but they promise quite a bit more than that :-) In other words, if you send me an email using this service then I doubt that they can tell you anything but the fact that the message was delivered to my server and the physical location of my server (which is very far from my location).

  • benny

    benny January 15th, 2016 @ 08:57 PM

    See this mailing list post. It's not a complete solution, but it does allow changing the SMTP server in the Composer window.

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