Eudora Email SMTP AUTH Setup

The following instructions guide you through enabling SMTP AUTH for Eudora version 7 (sponsored/paid versions). The "lite" version does not support SSL. If you are using the "lite" version, you will need to upgrade to the sponsored version. The paid version is no longer available. You may also download the Eudora user manual as well. Alternatively, you might consider switching to Mozilla Thunderbird. You can download the software from SVPAL's download page. SVPAL recommends Thunderbird for your email client.

Follow the instructions for Mozilla Thunderbird if you use that software.

Follow the instructions for Outlook Express if you use that software.

Follow the instructions for Mac Mail if you use that software.


Enabling SMTP AUTH for Eudora

In this section we enable SMTP AUTH and TLS. SMTP AUTH allows you to prove you are a legitimate subscriber by providing your user name and password when you send email. This prevents outsiders (mostly SPAMmers) from using our servers to send their SPAM messages. TLS encrypts communication between your computer and our mail server. This keeps your password secure and provides some privacy protection for your email messages.

Follow the instructions for Outlook Express if you use that software.

Follow the instructions for Mozilla Thunderbird if you use that software.

Follow the instructions for Mac Mail if you use that software.

Select Options from the Tools menu. This brings up the Options window.


On the Options window select Checking Mail so you can enable TLS (for privacy) and authentication (for security) when retrieving email.


Use the following settings:

Mail Server pop.svpal.org
User Name Your user name (e.g. jcamp)
Secure Sockets when Receiving If Available, STARTTLS

Settings not mentioned here may be set as you prefer.



On the Options window select Sending Mail so you can enable TLS (for privacy) and authentication (for security) when sending email.


Use the following settings:

Email address Your email address (e.g. jcamp@svpal.org)
Domain to add to ... svpal.org
Mail Server smtp.svpal.org
User Name Your user name (e.g. jcamp)
Allow authentication Checked
Use submission port (587) Checked
Secure Sockets when Sending If Available, STARTTLS

Settings not mentioned here may be set as you prefer.



Click the OK button to save your changes.

You may be prompted enter your password the next time you send or retrieve email.