hey, I've just bought a domain name and would like to send emails from email@example.com. I can use an alias from my hotmail/gmail account, but the recipient sometimes sees it as "firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of email@example.com". Is there a way to only show "firstname.lastname@example.org"? Any free SMTP servers I can setup/use? thanks
Because of spam, most (if not all) ISP and email providers will not allow you to spoof an email using their SMTP servers.
You will need to sign up for a hosted email package which will provide you with an SMTP server for use with your domain.
The registrar of your domain may offer such a package.
If not there are many hosting providers which offer email only packages.
One free option is to sign up for a Google Apps Standard account which gives you a full Gmail account (also Google Docs, Google Calendar and more) but using your domain instead of @gmail.com