Psion 7Book and WiFi, pt.3

At last, I now have WiFi working on my Psion 7Book! Ian Robertson from The Wireless Store sent me a couple of WiFi cards to try, in exchange for the one that didn’t work, a BreezeNET and another Lucent Orinoco Gold, and the latter did the trick.

I now have full WiFi internet access on my Psion. Opera 5.14 for EPOC is adequate for browsing the net. The built-in nFTP works like a dream connecting to my servers. The only problem I’m having is with email. So far I’ve only been able to send mail to my own email addresses! Any attempt to send mail to any other address results in an error:

Problem sending email
Send 0 emails of 1
Unknown error

In the email logs I get the following:

550 relaying prohibited by administrator

A quick jaunt through the ever-amazing Google Groups indicates that it’s got something to do with my mail server needing SMTP authentication … but the EPOC Email program v.2.00(518) is too old to offer that sort of new fangled goodness. How mad!

I’ve just discovered SmtpAuth which appears to act as a proxy server for outgoing mail and does the SMTP authentication for you. These lovely people of the internet have thought of everything!

UPDATE: Wed 07 September 2005 @ 01:03
I can now send email! I installed and configured SmtpAuth for EPOC. It took a while to get right, but it now works like a dream.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

One thought on “Psion 7Book and WiFi, pt.3”

  1. Re: smtpauth. You say that it took a while to get right, but just how did you get it to work? I’m almost ready to give up! When I try to run smtpauth all I get is a “not found” error. I’ve installed the PsionJvm, EpocUtils, edited the smtpauth.ini, altered my e-mail account settings – all as directed by the instructions at but to no avail. I’ve even gone to the trouble of setting up XJMail, which is quite complicated too but can get that to send mail via my broadband isp! Only trouble is, with my failing eyesight I can hardly read the screen with that program and the view cannot be enlarged. I’d very much appreciate a step through of what you did – I use a 5mx by the way. Best wishes.

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