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Old 08-23-2003, 10:38 PM   #1
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Unhappy Ximian Evolution SMTP problem....


I use RH9, 2.4.20-8 and have evolution 1.2.2-4. AMD K6-2 400, 320 ram, and 60 gig hdd. My email address is benjacobson@mail15.com. The POP3 server is imap.mail15.net and the SMTP is smtp.mail15.net. I have been able to get my POP3 to work and am able to download my new messages into evolution, but whenever I try to send, ximian gives me an error messsage, "Error while performing operation: Could not connnect to smtp.mail15.com (port 25):Network is unreachable. I really need this to work becuase this is a 15mb email account. I've tried gmx and gawab, but I keep getting the same error message. Please help.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 11:19 PM   #2
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Ya know, I doubt your email provider would be too happy with you publishing those addresses... Just a warning.

Anyway, make sure you don't have a firewall setup blocking access in and out of port 25... What distro?
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Old 08-24-2003, 09:26 PM   #3
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Redhat 9

I'm trying to get my gmx.net one to work, 20 mb free space. My email. I disabled the firewall (dont' know how to just allow useage of port 25) and now I am getting an error telling me that host hookup failed: mail.gmx.net unknown reason. Any help?
 
Old 08-24-2003, 11:29 PM   #4
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What's your connection? If you have cable or DSL, make sure your interface is up (run ifconfig). Also, try pinging your host:
ping 213.165.64.20
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Old 08-25-2003, 12:03 AM   #5
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Many ISPs will not let you connect to 25/TCP on any server besides their own as a way to prevent people from using their service to SPAM. Check with your ISP to see if they're blocking outbound connections to port 25.

PS it's trivial to discover mail server hostnames any many times the ISP will have them published on the public section of their website, so it's no security breach. Even if they were "secret" you could just call their tech support number and find out, or pick-up a free install CD-ROM and it would tell you in the instructions. Security by obscurity is a failed model any way. People who think keeping secrets makes them secure are people who don't understand security very well.

Last edited by chort; 08-25-2003 at 12:05 AM.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 11:53 AM   #6
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Evolution and SMTP

I have a similar problem, I've configured properly my smtp including authentication, but every time I try to send a mail it keeps on saying <address@address>relaying not allowed. I don't know what can be happening
 
Old 09-28-2003, 08:31 PM   #7
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upgrade evolution

dont know if this means anything to anyone, but...

i had the same problem, using cox.net servers. Found out it was a combination of version 1.2 and the mail server settings (wouldnt close connection after a certain command). upgraded to 1.4, and am working fine.

hth,

dan
 
Old 11-02-2003, 06:54 AM   #8
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Hi,

I'm using Ximian Evolution 1.0.8 on Mandrake 9.0. I had the same problem and somewhere I found one solution: to choose "NT login" in Tools > Mail Settings > [Account] > Edit > Sending Mail, Authentication Type. It worked... for a while. Trying to install something else I lost KDE, so I switch to Gnome and now I have the same problem, and the NT login trick does not work anymore. (And I really need to get the email working to contact my linux-guru friends to help me out with a load of more problems!!)

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