Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,
I'm a total Linux newbie and this is my first post, so please bear with me if I don't sound too clever with these things! But I converted from Win XP a few days back and I'm having some trouble with the email programs Kmail and Evolution.
First things first, heres what I'm running:
Suse Linux 10.1 with KDE 3.4.2
Athlon 64 3400 on Socket 754, Gigabyte K8NS Pro motherboard,1GB RAM, Nvidia 6800LE
2 MB ADSL connection with USR9108 gateway (ethernet cable, not hooked up to wireless)
OK, my first issue is with Kmail. I've got everything set up and working fine to poll my POP3 account (******@gmail.com) My only niggle is with the message headers – the message default is to include “All Headers”, so it inserts text like this at the top of each email:
Received: by 10.65.225.20 with HTTP; Mon, 1 May 2006 19:57:04 -0700 (PDT)
Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 03:57:04 +0100
From: "Ian ******" <***********@gmail.com>
I find this a bit annoying as I want to show the “Fancy Headers” as standard. I know I can open an individual message and go to “View”, “Headers”, “Fancy Headers” to set this manually, but is there any way I can just select this as a default so it automatically applies to all messages?
My second problem is with Evolution. I've set this up with the same settings as Kmail to poll my POP3 Gmail account. I can send OK, but not receive. When I click on the “Send/Receive” button, I get the “Send/Receive Mail” dialogue box, which shows:
Server: pop.gmail.com, Type: pop
Server: smtp.gmail.com, Type: smtp
After a while this times out, and I get this message:
“Error while fetching mail.
Could not connect to pop.gmail.com.
Connection timed out.”
I've tried deleting the account and re-adding it, also going into “File”, “Forget passwords” to reset these. Could the problem be something to do with stored passwords, or maybe authentication types? I've tried all the options - “Login”, “Password”, APOP, CRAM-MD5 etc. Maybe the Gmail account is timing out, but if so then why does it work perfectly in Kmail but not Evolution? I've tried 3 different walk-throughs from various “Help sites” for setting up Evolution but none of them seem to cover this problem.
Anyway, if anyone out there can help or offer any words of wisdom I would be very grateful!
Best wishes to all,