Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Verizon Wireless shutting down SMTP relay service

Verizon Wireless recently announced that after "careful analysis" they have decided to discontinue the SMTP relay service that allowed mobile customers to send email. The shutdown is scheduled for August 29, 2009.

While the article does provide a link to alternative services compiled by Verizon staff, we recommend the free Gmail webmail service to all our mobile broadband customers.

Information on how to set up gmail for SMTP can be found at this link.

Customers who have obtained their mobile broadband service through can request our 'Gmail TipSheet' by emailing