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How to send unlimited email to someone for free and without authentication or SSL

Friday, September 14th, 2012

We field questions daily from customers who need to configure some special software or piece of equipment to send them email, but can’t because their SMTP logins require authentication (e.g. a username and password), or their software/hardware cannot be configured to connect to specific SMTP ports, or maybe because their logins require SSL/TLS for transmission security but their device doesn’t support that (and isn’t sending anything sensitive anyway).

Of course, software can be updated; there are always newer or more expensive devices that have more robust email sending capabilities.  However, additional time and/or cost is rarely the ideal solution. If the program/device will not be sending sensitive data and the email stream does not require end-to-end protection (e.g. for HIPAA compliance), then there is a very easy work around to get the device to send your mail.

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Do They Support TLS? Find out Fast

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Do you want your email messages sent “in the clear” across the Internet, where they could be read by anyone?

TLS (Transport Layer Security) enables email servers to automatically establish a secure channel between themselves so that your email messages can be securely transmitted from your servers to your recipient’s servers.  See: All about email delivery over TLS.

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