Originally Posted by Kustom42
Can you do a basic telnet to the IP on that port from the server and send email manually?
When I telnet , it connects as i get Escape character is ^]
I then type in helo my user name
and get 'connection closed by foreign host'
Icedove works and I have looked again at the settings for smtp:
server name: smtp.virginmedia.com
port : 465
secure authentication: NO
connection security: SSL/TLS
So far I have tried a few 'how tos' i have found on the net - which all seem to involve gmail. I need to connect to my isp as that is my main email account.
I have even tried updating my emacs to emacs 24 but that caused so many problems with outdated dependencies that i had to do a complete re-install of my FreeBSD yesterday to make sure I have a stable system.
There is no way that this can be a real bug as emacs has been around for a long long time.
I am going to start again now from scratch with editing the .emacs file.