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Email Closure: Are You Using Orange's SMTP to Send From Your Own Domain?

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Now that Orange email closed on 31 May, you will no longer be able to use its SMTP server for sending emails from your own domain.


For now on, you will need to ask, or look online, whether your domain host provides their own SMTP server as well POP3 and/or IMAP servers. You may have to also take their email package or at least pay extra for their SMTP facility because some suggest you use your ISP's SMTP server, which you can no longer do here.


In most cases email providers will provide an SMTP server on at least one of the following ports:


  • Port 25: Usually with neither SSL nor TLS & therefore insecure.
  • Port 465: Often with SSL but could be TLS.
  • Port 587: Often with TLS but could be SSL.

In all cases they will usually require authentication to be the same as for the Incoming Server, i.e. your normal own domain email username & password.


In the extreme, you could experiment with the above combinations until you find one that works.

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Re: Email Closure: You Been Using Orange's SMTP to Send From Your Own Domain?

Brilliant advice @XRaySpeX


Many thanks,



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