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Old 02-29-2008, 03:29 PM   #1
dale_chip
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Thunderbird and gmail over a proxy connection.


I am running fedora core 5
I downloaded thunderbird 2.0.0.12
I want to connect to gmail.
I followed the instructions on this page
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/a...y?answer=86400

Also configured the proxy settings in edit, preferences
but as soon as i open my inbox a error
pops out "failed to connect to server pop.gmail.com"

i've searched for similar threads but they are for thunderbird 1.5
and also none of them had this problem.
i get the feeling that the proxy server in between can be problem
because as soon as i open thunderbird the pop up appears.
 
Old 02-29-2008, 03:38 PM   #2
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proxy servers are for http and ftp data, not imap / pop3 / smtp. you'd need direct access out to it. personally i'd suggest ditching thunderbird and it's still awful, and just use gmail online. much better solution when i moved round to doing just that.
 
  


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