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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:
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...
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.
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.
Distribution: Fedora 13 (Gnome user), Debian (on older second computer)
Originally Posted by schneidz
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.
Originally Posted by schneidz
i know evolution allows this but i have no experience with thunderbird
I think most sophisticated email clients should work with Sendmail or EXIM.