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Old 01-31-2006, 07:00 PM   #1
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Question Can't send email using SMTP...stuck


Here is another challenge I am facing. I have set my email sending smtp correctly (checked over and over, checked password, and user, etc) which requires authentication in all email clients in MEPIS 3.4.3_rc3. Thunderbird 1.0.7 (debian), Mozilla 1.7.12-1, and KMail. All are getting stuck when sending email..respinding with an error saying "sending message failed using SMTP". I am able to receive email but sending is a problem.
So here is what I have done:
1. Checked if I can send with WInXP (sometimes our network guys like fiddling with the server without informing us), but it works fine in WINXP
2. In MEPIS, I checked firewall setting in Guarddog, and the Mail.SMTP protocol is ticked meaning it is allowed; all other internet protocols are permitted.
3. I do not use a proxy, so that is not the issue

How do I go about resolving this?
Thanks,
SL
 
Old 01-31-2006, 07:39 PM   #2
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so you can send mail in XP but not linux using the same smtpd? it's something in the app then kmail, thnderbird, etc.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 07:51 PM   #3
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so you can send mail in XP but not linux using the same smtpd? it's something in the app then kmail, thnderbird, etc.
how and what do i check for in applications; i have been using tb, mozilla mail for about 5 years now, and always knew where to look in case of sending errors; this time it has stumped me completely, tx
 
Old 01-31-2006, 07:59 PM   #4
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under preferences or options? check the settings in the apps
 
Old 01-31-2006, 08:20 PM   #5
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nope, nothing that is not the same as in WInXP. I am baffled. here is another piece of information: when I ping smtp.<xxx>.com then the konsole just sits and does nothing, am I missing something. Where is the log for this?

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