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Hi, fresh install of Slackware 14. Kmail will receive my mail from Google (pop.gmail.com) but can I send out? No, regardless of whatever I ports and authentification methods I try.....
Use Authentication: Yes
Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587
Port for SSL: 465
Interestingly enough Thunderbird has no such issues.
When I send via Kmail I get
Failed to transport message. Your SMTP server does not support PLAIN. Choose a different authentication method.
The server responded: 5.7.1 Username and Password not accepted.
Learn more at 5.7.1 http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?answer=14257 k4sm18307602paz.26
BUT it does not matter what authentication method I choose it still bitches about PLAIN.
If I start Kmail from the command line I get this......
well thanks for trying to help. Looking more closely at system settings it appears I had only disabled nepomuk server but as it is still showing as alive and kicking by ps it obviously isn't very effective. What do you mean by my 'Local Resource Folders'? You mean my kmail dir and kmail2 dir? As they are still there.
You should always have a "Local Folders" amongst the list of mail accounts in KMail, and this is where the outbox folder is located. If you delete, "Local Folders" is should be recreated by Akonadi right away, but perhaps you modified it so that it is pointing to an unusable directory on your filesystem?
Not having Nepomuk won't stop you being able to use KMail, whereas having Akondai is a requirement.
But I have no folder called 'Local Folders'. Are the folders I listed what you mean or should there specifically be something named 'Local Folders' as there is with Thunderbird? If so where should it be and how should I create it?
KMail (well Akonadi) automatically creates a "Local Folders" account to handle 'local' mail. When you are using POP, I believe that downloaded mail goes directly to "Local Folders", but I don't use POP so I can say for sure. In any case, the Outbox folder amongst the "Local Folders" is where KMail keeps messages before they are sent by SMTP. Usually they go in and out very quickly, but if you are working offline, for example, this is where a 'sent' message sits before it is actually sent.
If you look at the list of accounts in the KMail's Settings>Configure KMail>Accounts you should see two accounts: your POP account and a second one called Local Folders. If you don't have Local Folders then something is wrong and you won't be able to send mail. The only configuration option for Local Folders is where to store the messages, and by default that is in your /home/mrt/.local/share/local-mail directory, but you might want to check to see what you have set it to. If you have changed it so that it is somewhere else that KMail can't access (or conflicts with your POP account?), then change it back to the default.
Incidentally, have you tried setting port 25 for outgoing mail (with TLS and PLAIN selected)?
In accounts, sending, I have my gmail accounts and a 'Maildir' account pointing to /home/mrt/.kde/share/apps/kmail/mail.
In accounts sending, I just have my gmail accounts, NO other accounts.
Is this right?
From my experience, this is definitely not what you should have. As far as I know, you can't even delete your Local Folders - or rather if you do, it is automatically recreated.
You could try running akonadiconsole and looking at what accounts are set up there. Maybe your Local Folders is disabled? What you should probably do, though, is pop onto the forums at kde.org and ask for help there. This is unlikely a Slackware-specific issue and there may be someone there who can help. You might want to even try the suggestions in this thread: http://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=215&t=98985.
Ah, thanks, my bad. I read gmail, did not see POP.
Best of luck with the POP settings! If you ever feel like it I would encourage you to explore gmail and IMAP. Gmail works flawlessly with IMAP. It is wonderful having your e-mail synchronized across all of your devices.
Hi again guys, still struggling with this. I did some experimenting and found that if I add myself to the root group all works as should. 'Local Folders' was added under setting/account tab and I can send out mail. The only error message I receive is one solitary
QDBusConnection: session D-Bus connection created before QCoreApplication. Application may misbehave.
Remove myself from root group and we are back to the previous state. So obviously a perms problem. But I am not smart enough to work this out by myself so some help would be greatly appreciated. Any offers??
Thanks in advance
Last edited by BashTin; 01-01-2013 at 04:31 AM.
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