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Old 03-09-2005, 10:16 PM   #1
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suse 9.2 new install minor issue: kmail authentication failure


well after a year of 9.0 i took the plunge and installed 9.2 from scratch. I VERY pleased the acpi throttles the cpu excellently and is saving me a ton of power (I run my site on a solar powered battery system so it's important). I was able to get the new pwc modules and webcam working, php, web, mysql , cron jobs etc in record time compared to last time so something must have stuck thankfully. the suse install over the net took something like 16 hours on a fast cable connection though (399 packages i think it was). im not complaining about the price though.

so my problem, I wonder if anyone has ideas or experienced this:

Kmail occasionally (but regularly) fails outgoing email with an authentication error. It's not the server it's kmail(or suse). I tried redoing the smtp server settings.. half the time it fails.. i can even resend same session and sometimes it works, other times not and have to restart kmail and resend then it works. its a tricky occasional problem. i could try deleting the whole config if someone knows where to look?

thanks!
 
Old 03-09-2005, 11:10 PM   #2
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I'm not sure of your exact problem. (Do you have the exact error message?) I experienced something of the same with SBC's new policy on outgoing mail, but I'm assuming that's unrelated? What ISP are you using?
 
Old 03-09-2005, 11:40 PM   #3
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its an authentication only on sending error (via smtp.comcast.net), i just sent 6 and couldnt reproduce it.

i think when i first set it up there was a typo in (smtp) server settings - I fixed it, but it does this sometimes.
as i said i verified the settings by reinputting them. and it only sometimes fails so i know its right. it gives no other info. i will post the exact error message if i get it again sorry about that i know its pretty standard .

i havent determined what consistancy there might be as to when it fails or succeeds its pretty odd.

also- i also check this email account on another pc at least as often and its not happening there , its only on this new kmail install
 
Old 03-10-2005, 10:48 AM   #4
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This happended to me with kde 3.4

open yast and click on the add/remove software option

click on search and type

cyr

Sorry am not on a Linux P/C at the moment and can't remember the rest of the package name. There are few of them and you need to add the plain one.

Sounds a bit double dutch but should sort out the problem for you.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 06:12 PM   #5
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hey thanks , i just checked it out, cyrus is a pop and imap server apparently. and i do see the plain version i will try that.
 
Old 03-11-2005, 09:23 AM   #6
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welp that didnt do it. i removed the cyrus packages that i could (without breaking other packages ) leaving plain but it still did it. i think its resoklved however: ijn kmail smtp server settings you can click to "see what server supports" for authentication security and i switched to plain and it hasnt happened since.


while on the subject is there a howto on setting up email autoreplies in kmail if your isp doesn't have imap?

thanks
 
Old 03-11-2005, 11:13 AM   #7
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hiya - if you still having problems try removing the plain package and reinstalling it.
 
  


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