Technical Guides

Technical Guides

Author: Cablefarm   Date Posted: 5 July 2019  

SMTP Server

Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP) servers were a standard feature in every ISP network many decades ago.  Everyone had one or more.  The fun quickly got spoiled by spammers abusing the SMTP servers to send out their unwanted commercial mail and malware messages.  And since then, no ISP has an open SMTP server anymore.

Today, one can have a more sophisticated and free e-mail account with Google, Yahoo and many others. Look under "Mail" to sign up with someone.

PRINTERS asking for an SMTP server

Some older printers require an SMTP server to send scanned ...

Connecting to the Vantage Broadband Service Ethernet WAN port

In some Residential Estates and some Apartment Buildings with their own wired internal network, the Vantage Broadband Internet Service will be delivered on a wall plate with an RJ45 type WAN connector.  This is a so-called Wide Area Network (WAN) p...

NBN Co will install with their own staff or with their own contractors a Network Termination Device (NTD) with four data connectors of the type RJ45 marked Uni-D 1~4, and two phone connectors of the type RJ11 marked Uni-V 1~2.

There will be a fibre connection box nearby as well, and a mains power supply unit. &...

Australia has retired our old and proven analog colour television standard (the German PAL system with dual carrier stereo sound), which had served the country well for something like four decades. It's gone, and it won't be back. We now have our state-of-the-art digital television, and in Australia the current standard for terrestrial television broadcasting is called DVB-T. Satellite broadcasting is...

Vantage Broadband does not provide any E-mail services with your broadband subscription. Free and very good E-mail account services are readily available from Google, Yahoo, and others.

E-mail is an everyday tool for most of us.  And whilst in the beginnings of the public dial-up Internet it was c...

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