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And I've been trying to config precisely w/ pop before smtp, click apply and then ok, but then I keep getting the same error message when trying to send/receive. I've tried rebooting as wel, and I still get the error message.
But now I have a different and altogether bigger problem w/ ximian. I lost it. I can't find it anywhere and when I type 'ximian' at the command line (I'm using rh 7.3 w/ kde on the desktop) I get 'command not found'.
So needless to say I'm like "huh?"
Please help. If ximian is not stable then I certainly don't want it as an email client. Can you help me w/ this? Where is it, and why did it 'disappear' , and--if relevant--how can I prevent this from happening again?
Well, how odd! Try to find the ximian executable by issuing "whereis evolution" at the command line. If your system used to open ximian with "ximian" instead of "evolution", then try "ximian".
If whereis finds some executable, edit your path to include it, or add the whole path to the executable, when typing (such as: /usr/bin/evolution). That should work.
After fixing the problem, try to figure out what made ximian vanish. Did you create a link to it in the desktop?
I use ximian on my suse/kde 3.11 without problem. It's filters made me save all my old stuff from Eudora (win migration). I like ximian.
Due to spam abuse, smtp admins decided to authenticate the smtp connection before the user can send any email. This is useful in case you are roaming, or traveling, as you can use your own smtp server with any email software, just type the correct login/passwd.
"Pop before smtp" means that your machine will send your login and password info to the smtp server, before the smtp can accept anything. These logins and passwords use to be the same as the pop info, for simplicity. If, by any reason, your configs differ from the usual, you should reconfig the whole stuff.
Why don't you:
- check if you are using the correct smtp name server. This is normally smtp.yourserver.com, or some variant. If it varies, people can get very troubled. Some sites/services do not supply easily this info. I don't know why.
- Check if you are using the correct login/passwd info.
- Check if you can receive email through the corresponding pop server.
If any of these helps, I suggest you get in touch with your email server support. In either cases, your problems are not ximian-related. Indeed, ximian is very reliable.
Obs - In Evolution, go to Tools>Settiings. Click your account, choose Edit. There's a tab "Sending mail". Click the button "Check for supported types". When I did it, my evolution disabled "pop before smtp". Only two are enabled: plain and login.
Is your server an smtp indeed? Can't it be a sendmail?
Last edited by bruno buys; 12-02-2003 at 12:21 PM.