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Old 04-29-2008, 11:39 AM   #1
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SMTP on Thunderbird


Hello everybody,
Im having problems setting up thunderbird outgoing account.
POP3 has been configured succesfully, but if I want to send an email I receive SMTP server error.
I use googlemail and this is how it is configured:

servername: smtp.googlemail.com
port: 587
secure connection: SSL

Anyone has any idea?
 
Old 04-29-2008, 12:06 PM   #2
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Well how about telling us what this error is? Have you followed the guides on google.com about setting up thunderbird to do this? personally I'd say ditch thunderbird and just use gmail instead, it's much better IMHO...
 
Old 04-29-2008, 12:16 PM   #3
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Sending of message failed.
The message could not be sent because connecting to SMTP server smtp.googlemail.com failed.
The server may be unaveilable or is refusing SMTP connections. PLease verify that your SMTP server setting is correct and try again, or else contact your network administrator.
 
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well, have you followed the advice there? what about the other things in my original post you haven't addressed?
 
Old 04-29-2008, 05:18 PM   #5
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Have you followed the guides on google.com about setting up thunderbird to do this?
Yes, thats where I got the info about servername, port and secure connection.
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personally I'd say ditch thunderbird and just use gmail instead, it's much better IMHO...
No particular reasons , I`d prefer use a client application instead a web application, I got used to Oulook.
 
Old 04-30-2008, 10:57 PM   #6
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One option is to use your ISPs mail server.

Most ISPs should have their SMTP server configured as a relay for their customers on their IP ranges.
 
Old 05-01-2008, 02:50 AM   #7
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My current ISP (and my previous one) only allow their relay as the outgoing server.
 
Old 05-01-2008, 12:08 PM   #8
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can you use the local sendmail server to send stuff out. i know evolution allows this but i have no experience with thunderbird
 
Old 05-01-2008, 12:28 PM   #9
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well using local sendmail won't help with an ISP policy, and i'd really suggest using gmails own smtp as that will keep sent mail within gmail too as you are authenticating to send as well as recieve. much nicer.
 
Old 05-01-2008, 12:36 PM   #10
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can you use the local sendmail server to send stuff out.
Yes or EXIM (still default MTA on Debian?) but only if your ISP doesn't require you to use their relay. On a single PC you may well need to put localhost.localdomain in the Outgoing Server settings. Sendmail, particularly, may need some editing of setup files before it will work as required. Many may think Sendmail a bit too heavy for the job you are likely to want it to do though.

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i know evolution allows this but i have no experience with thunderbird
I think most sophisticated email clients should work with Sendmail or EXIM.
 
Old 05-01-2008, 01:15 PM   #11
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again though... why bother? how will it help anything?? to benefit form this would be to then relay from that smtp server to gmail's... and then... why? either use gmail's smtp, or your isp's
 
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again though... why bother?
Well if you are only going to only ever use GMail maybe not.
 
  


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