I am moving country and looking for a temporary free email so I can transfer my existing emails over to them and then get a decent email server when in New Zealand. While I could use a web-based one like yahoo, on my dial-up it is a pain as I can’t compose and check my mail offline. So what I need is a free smpt/pop server.
However, I have tried a few such as hotpop/icmail etc and while the pop side works ok, I cant seem to send emails using SMTP and either Outlook or Eudora. Usually it doesnt seem to connect. I suspect they might be spammed to death but not sure.
While Yahoo alledgedly offers a POP/SMTP for their mail, I cant get the authentication to work (I have read the help files), however at least the SMPT seems to connect, but now not the POP.
I understand GMAIL might offer it, but as I have no friends and live in the wrong country I aint got no invites for it.
Anyone getting good free email (non web-based) access (and without having to directly dial the server as I currently do with virgin.net in the UK)