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Old 10-20-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
Jim Edwards
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Can't use Evolution but first need to change the port.

My email provider does not use the standard ports required by Evolution. Evolution (I have version 2.12.3 (about 2008) is running on Fedora 8. It requires port 25. Can these port numbers be changed in Evolution? If not, is there a way to assign the ports elsewhere? I have tried making them available using the firewall configuration, but with no success. I may update to a newer version of Fedora, but I think this should be a simple problem to fix, given the knowledge of where to make the port change.

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Old 10-22-2012, 03:57 AM   #2
Wim Sturkenboom
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If I recall correctly, you have the option to change ports in the accounts configuration in Evolution.

To test if you can get through the firewall, you can simply use telnet.
telnet themailserverofyourISP theport
You can disconnect again using <ctrl>] (that is, control and square bracket together) followed by q


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