Disabling Authenticated SMTP

This document outlines how to disable authentication for your SMTP connection with Magma.

Magma has compiled instructions on disabling secure authenticated SMTP for some of the most popular email clients.

Netscape 7.x

To disable authenticated SMTP for Netscape:

  1. Go to the Edit menu of the Email pane Mail and Newsgroup Account Settings.
  2. Click on the Outgoing Server (SMTP) option.
  3. Uncheck the box indicating to use name and password.
  4. Click OK to save the Preferences.

Outlook Express / Outlook 2000

To disable authenticated Outlook Express / Outlook 2000:

  1. Go to the Tools menu and select accounts.
  2. Select the Mail tab, and highlight your e-mail server name in the upper left hand pane of the window.
  3. Click the properties button.
  4. Select the Servers tab at the top of the window that appears.
  5. Uncheck the box that says “My server requires authentication”.
  6. Click Apply at the bottom.
  7. Click OK at the bottom.
  8. Click close on the Internet Accounts window.

Outlook 2002 / XP

To disable authenticated SMTP for Outlook 2002 / XP:

  1. While in Outlook 2002, under the Tools menu, select E-Mail Accounts.
  2. Select "View or change existing e-mail accounts", and click Next
  3. Select the e-mail account and click Change
  4. Click on “More Settings”.
  5. Click on the Outgoing Server tab.
  6. Ensure that “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication” is not checked.
  7. Click OK on the More Settings window.
  8. Click Next and then Finish on the e-mail account window.


To disable authenticated SMTP for Eudora:

  1. Go to the Tools menu and select options.
  2. Click on the “Getting Started” option along the left hand side.
  3. Uncheck the “Allow Authentication” option.
  4. Click OK.