[nSLUG] ISPs in NS

Jon me at jonwatson.ca
Mon Oct 15 21:19:23 ADT 2007

Rich wrote:
> All you need is the host names for the mail servers.
> I spoke to the guys my previous ISP, sometimes you get a tech that knows
> what he is doing and not reading a script.
> He told me the reason most push Microsoft, is because Windows sends and
> receives mail from - mail.xxxx  and its just easier for them to use one
> config script.
> When he heard I was using Linux, he told me just setup outgoing as smtp
> and incoming as pop or pop3.
> I spoke to Eastlink when I first installed, they told me the same thing.
> smtp.eastlink.ca and pop.eastlink.ca
> Just set up the mail account and you are set.
> Configure thunderbird to those settings and you will have no problems.
> I've been using Thunderbird and Evolution for four years now.

I habitually do not disclose that I'm using Linux. I just nod along
saying "yup" as they tell me to click on Start -> Control Panel, etc.
Then when they get to the the information that I need need (the servers)
I note it, tell them it's working fine and hang up.

I find it's just easier that way.


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