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Old 06-10-2008, 05:42 PM   #1
warpwr
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I cannot send email using Fedora


I posted this question on the fedora forum

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...21#post3179621 thanks unSpawn....

I thought I might get more looks here.

Anyway, I have been beating on this for days.
Evolution and Thunderbird refuse to send out email, both giving me a timed out error. I am using Fedora 7 which came with Evolution 2.10.3 installed.
I have tried the send setup in Evolution every which way except the correct way.


I have two mail servers to choose from, comcast which is also my ISP and Smileglobal which is our company email and web host.

send setup for comcast is supposed to be smtp.comcast.net:587
send setup for smileglobal is supposed to be smtp.smileglobal.com:2525

I have also tried mail.comcast.net:587 which has been suggested.

I have removed and reinstalled evolution. I have installed and tried thunderbird. No sending allowed.

I can telnet to smtp.comcast.net 587 and get a connected.
I can telnet to smtp.smileglobal.com 2525 and get a connected.

Does anyone have any idea why my outgoing email send is being blocked?
Or should I just try to install Outlook via Wine?

Thanks,
Vaughn
 
Old 06-10-2008, 05:51 PM   #2
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Question 1 - does anything show up in your logs? Try to send, and have a look at

tail /var/log/maillog

and

tail /var/log/messages

Second, do you run SELinix? Try disabling it and run a test. You should be able to do this through the security settings dialogue, or as toot in a terminal, setenforce 0

Third, I know you say you can telnet out OK, but have you tried without the firewall on?

That's me for now
 
Old 06-10-2008, 05:58 PM   #3
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I just had a look at http://www.smileglobal.com/setup.html

First, it looks like port 25 should work - you only need to change it if port 25 is blocked. In this case, use port 587 in preference to 2525.
 
Old 06-10-2008, 06:05 PM   #4
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Comcast port 25 should work too (unless you are blocked)

After the things above, try thunderbird again. Unders outgoing server (smtp) settings, there is an explicit option to set the port. Also, do you have your username in there? Is the password correct?
 
  


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