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Old 03-06-2007, 02:26 PM   #1
mertle
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Question HELP: Earthlink SMTP w/ KMail?


Upon doing a clean install of Kubuntu, I came across a dilemma that plagued me when I first started using KMail. For some reason, I can't seem to send email since I can't get my SMTP server configured properly. Unfortunately, I can't remember what I did to get it to work in the first place, but it did work before I reinstalled- of that I'm sure. Earthlink's help files are useless (they only show step-by-step instructions for Mac & Win clients), as is KMail's, in this situation. I spoke with Earthlink and since they do not offer support for Linux apps, they couldn't help me other than to give me the SMTP server settings for my account.

I've tried almost every imaginable combination of settings to try to get this thing to work, have scoured the 'net for forums and whatnot, but nothing seems to help. :/ I hate using webmail just to send messages, but that's what I've had to do.

Does anyone use KMail and Earthlink for their email? My current SMTP settings are as follows:

[ General Tab ]

Name: Earthlink
Host: smtpauth.earthlink.net
Port: 587 (I've also tried 25)
Precommand: (left blank)

(x) Server requires authentication
Login: myemail@earthlink.net
Password: mypassword

(x) Store SMTP password

[ Security Tab ]

Encryption: None
Authentication Method: PLAIN

- mertle
 
Old 03-15-2007, 02:23 PM   #2
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Okay... just replying the fix to my own message for those with Earthlink who may have had a similar problem. The settings are as follows:

For
[ General Tab ]

Name: Earthlink
Host: smtpauth.earthlink.net
Port: 587
Precommand: (left blank)

(x) Server requires authentication
Login: myemail@earthlink.net
Password: mypassword

(x) Store SMTP password

[ Security Tab ]

Encryption: TLS
Authentication Method: LOGIN

* As a side note, I'd also like to mention that when you receive POP3 mail from Earthlink, you can use APOP instead of plain text in the "Extras" tab when setting up a receiving account.
 
  


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