LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-06-2003, 11:34 PM   #1
pfunk
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Distribution: Suse, Redhat, Knoppix
Posts: 104

Rep: Reputation: 15
ximian evolution not working to send mail (outlook and netscape are though)


I'm trying to get evolution to be my mail program. I can read mail with evolution but I can't send. So to make sure I wasn't crazy I set up Outlook (egads!) to send my mail using a remote SMTP server and that worked fine. So why not evolution?

I get an error that says:

"Could not connect to mail.blahblah.net (port 465) Resource is temporarily unavailable"

my ISP says that I must enable SMTP authentication. So under evolution's mail account setup screen I checked "server requires authentication" the two valid authentication types were NT Login and CRAM MD5. I tried both of them and get the same error (the one listed above) each time.

Any ideas? thanks.

Last edited by pfunk; 11-07-2003 at 03:24 PM.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 12:12 AM   #2
2Gnu
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Southern California
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,876

Rep: Reputation: 49
In version 1.45, the options in the drop-down for authentication type are:
PLAIN
NTLM/SPA
Kerberos 4
GSSAPI
DIGEST-MD5
CRAM-MD5
Login
POP before SMTP
Earthlink uses plain. There's also a button to "check for supported types" which queries the server for the needed auth method.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 01:04 PM   #3
pfunk
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Distribution: Suse, Redhat, Knoppix
Posts: 104

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I used the "check for supported types" and it came back with two possibilities: CRAM MD5 and NT login. Like I said I tried them both and they both gave the same error.

I did get Outlook to work so I'm wondering if there's some windows thing (I think the SMTP server I'm using is an NT box but I"m not positive) that's being assumed.

Ideas? Thanks.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 03:23 PM   #4
pfunk
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Distribution: Suse, Redhat, Knoppix
Posts: 104

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Now I also got Netscape mail to work. but for some reason evolution still is not working. Anyone an evolution expert? ... no darwin jokes!

thanks.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 02:38 AM   #5
J.W.
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Boise, ID
Distribution: Mint
Posts: 6,642

Rep: Reputation: 83
pfunk - most likely, you do need authentication to get mail (from POP3) but you don't need authentication to send mail (via SMTP). Go to Tools / Settings, Edit your account, then under the Sending Mail tab, and uncheck the "server requires authentication" box. Yes, I realize your ISP apparently indicates that you need it, but I suggest giving it a try without it. I originally figured I needed authentication to send, but kept running into problems until I unchecked that box. As soon as I did, everything worked perfectly. Give it a try. If it doesn't work, well, then it's something else. -- J.W.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Outlook to Evolution tadelste JDS 20 06-13-2009 06:18 AM
outlook to evolution conversion pwardy Linux - Software 8 12-12-2004 09:33 AM
Evolution to Outlook/Windows Veda Linux - Software 1 09-22-2003 09:31 PM
Is there a way to get mail from Outlook into Evolution? nander Linux - Newbie 5 08-25-2003 07:43 PM
Evolution and Outlook Avitas Linux - Software 2 04-03-2003 06:57 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:47 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration