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Old 12-30-2003, 10:30 PM   #1
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Linux noob hello

Santa was very kind this year and gave me a thinkpad with debian woody installed (well actually it was a mate).

I know very little about linux (having been Bill's boy for quite a while) and so will have a plethora of questions.

Firstly I can recieve emails ok (have set up kde mail client) but I cannot send mail. I have set up the smtp server but mine requires authorisation and I can't seem to see where I configure this. I keep getting this error:

command rcpt
response : 550 sender verify failed


protocol used:

smtp://**my smpt server:my port**

I used the settings from my *cough* windows *cough* desktop (I run Outlook) to configure my account.

Also is it possible to set up more than 1 smtp account as I run several different email addresses.

Many thanks in advance
Old 12-31-2003, 01:26 AM   #2
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I don't use kmail, so I can't help you. However, I can tell you that with 1 smtp account you can send mail with different addresses.

Old 12-31-2003, 07:25 PM   #3
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Sounds like the reply-to address isn't set. Open kmail -> go to the settings tab ->configure kmail -> now a popup window opens, the first tab on the left hand side should say identities and that should already highlighted. On the right hand side click on the modify button, another popup menu appears -> click on the advanced button. on the top there is a reply-to address, put your email address in there. -> click ok -> then apply, then ok again, and now you should be able to receive your emails
Old 12-31-2003, 08:51 PM   #4
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Definitely follow fotoguy's advice. Also, make sure your SMTP username matches your POP3 username - it's a common mistake to put "username" in one and "" in the other!

Oh - and for future posts in the newbie forum, please chose a more informative subject, like "trouble with SMTP and kmail". We already know your a noob (this is the newbie forum ). More people will be able to respond if they don't have to guess what your question is about .
Old 12-31-2003, 09:05 PM   #5
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I don't know if your set on using Kmail, but in linux you have many choices, I personally like Evolution. If you like the look and feel of outlook you may like it. It's free go to this web page to download it. good luck .
Old 01-02-2004, 12:47 AM   #6
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Evolution works great for me...easy set up, lots of toys...easy to use.
Old 01-02-2004, 03:52 AM   #7
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Evolution looks great, and it has loads of great features, i just don't use it because i usually don't have any need for the office applications.


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