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South African SMTP (Outgoing Mail) Servers

When making use of a South African ISP (Internet Service Provider) they supply you with an SMTP server through which your sent email is routed.  You need to configure your email client and set the outgoing server to the detail below that corresponds with your ISP.  You should also specify that your outgoing server doesn't require authentication, and most of the time, no encryption is used, usually the standard SMTP port of 25 is used.

List of South African SMTP Servers

  • Telkom ADSL: smtp.dsl.telkomsa.net
  • Telkom Analogue Dial Up: smtp.saix.net
  • 8TA: smtp.saix.net
  • MWEB: smtp.mweb.co.za
  • Vodacom: smtp.vodacom.co.za
  • MTN: mail.mtn.co.za
  • Cell C: mail.cmobile.co.za
  • Iburst: smtp.iburst.co.za
  • Internet Solutions (IS) ADSL: smtp.isdsl.net
  • Internet Solutions 3G: smtp.isgms.net or smtp.dial-up.net
  • Neotel: smtp.neomail.co.za
  • ABSA: smtp.absamail.co.za or mail.absa.co.za
  • @lantic: smtp.lantic.net
  • NetActive: smtp.netactive.co.za
  • Polka: smtp.polka.co.za
  • Web Africa: smtp.wa.co.za

Gmail (Google's free email solution)

We highly recommend that you register a free gmail account for you at mail.google.com and route all your email through gmail. This will allow you access to gmail's smtp settings, as well as provide you with other possible benefits, like imap access to access your email on your phone as well as your computer and an always available backup of all your email both sent and received.

More information on gmails settings can be found here: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=86374

Webmail

Most hosting providers like us, provide you with access to webmail. The webmail address is usually found at yourdomain/webmail, so if your website can be found at www.nellen.co.za, it usually means webmail can be accessed at www.nellen.co.za/webmail - you should be presented with a login screen, and you should use your full email address as username.

The webmail interface can also be used to change your password - please always use a secure password consisting of lowercase & uppercase text, numbers and special characters like !@#$%^&*()-_+=}{][|, if an unauthorised person gains access to your email, he or she will most likely be able to steal your identity.