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Old 02-25-2009, 11:12 PM   #1
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Kmail - Gmail set up with my ISP Cox Comunications

I am using Google mail and trying to set up to not use cox smtp, I want to set it up to avoid intervention by cox.

If I use cox smtp, then I am redirecting and a good amount of my e-mail is killed and never reaches its destination, including e-mail to cox clients...

I like kmail It provides me with the choice of reding HTML, but I never need to worry about sending HTML mail...


"Start Kmail
Go to “Settings,” > “Configure Kmail”
Click on accounts > Click “Add”
Select POP3 on the window that pops up and OK
On this window type in whatever you want your account to be called under “Account Name.” Then type your login, which is your entire email address, and your password. Next for the host type in “,” and change the port to 950. Change the rest of the settings to your liking.
Then on the top tab, arrow over to “Extras” For encryption select “Use ssl for secure mail download,” and for Authentication Method, select “Clear Text.”

Here’s how to configure gmail outbound in Kmail.
Go to settings, configure kmail
Go to accounts and sending
Go to add, on the box that pops up select smtp and OK
The host is
The port is 465
Check the box that says server requires authentication
*Your login is your email address (with the at the end)
Type your password
Go to security and check the ssl box.
Click OK, then apply
Go to identities, click modify, and type in your email address.
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For one reason or another I can not seem to get this working with Cox Communications my ISP, is there something I am missing or ned to accomplish to make this work with Cox?



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