Kmail and Yahoo (was Re: konqueror search engines)

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 09:23:22 GMT 2008


Steven Vollom wrote:
> lindsay.mathieson at gmail.com wrote:
>> Steve, one thing that might be useful trying - Start KMail from the 
>> console - just start "konsole " and type "kmail" and <enter> (minus 
>> the quotes).
>>
>> Then try to send a email using yahoo. Assuming it fails, we should see 
>> some useful debug output on the console.
>>
>> --
>> Lindsay Mathieson
>> http://album.mathieson.org.nz/
>>
>> --- Original message ---
>> Subject: Re: Kmail and Yahoo (was Re: konqueror search engines)
>> From: Steven Vollom <stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net>
>> To: Kubuntu Help and User Discussions <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> Date: 05/12/2008 4:54 AM
>>
>> David McGlone wrote:
>>> On Thursday 04 December 2008 5:34:10 pm Steven Vollom wrote:
>>>
>>>> David McGlone wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> On Thursday 04 December 2008 3:55:08 pm Steven Vollom wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> David McGlone wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Thursday 04 December 2008 1:54:56 pm Steven Vollom wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> David McGlone wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On Wednesday 03 December 2008 10:46:12 pm Steven Vollom wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> lindsay.mathieson at gmail.com wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Steve, I'd like to investigate more but the Yahoo SMTP send
>>>>>>>>>>> requires a commercial Yahoo account, which I don't have.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> If you have a spare guest email login for Yahoo you can send 
>> to me
>>>>>>>>>>> privately I can test against my KMail 4.1 and if necessary 
>> against
>>>>>>>>>>> the 4.2 beta.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> sI have no idea how to do that. Absolutely, if we can do this 
>> in a
>>>>>>>>>> way that some troublemaker who is eavesdropping can't make my 
>> life a
>>>>>>>>>> nightmare. It sure would be nice to have it fixed. I really want
>>>>>>>>>> to start using Kubuntu and KDE exclusively where they provide 
>> the
>>>>>>>>>> package for whatever. I am a believer, finally.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> SBCGLOBAL is now att, your SMTP should be mail.att.yahoo.com
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Dear David,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I changed it from smtp to mail, but it still remains in the 
>> outbox and
>>>>>>>> does not send. Pretty confusing isn't it.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Steven, I am absolutely sorry, I meant to type smtp.att.yahoo.com
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> No need to apologize, it gave me momentary hope. That always feels
>>>>>> good. That is the way I have it entered, smtp.att.yahoo.com. Thanks
>>>>>> for trying. I will get it eventually, if not with this computer, 
>> on my
>>>>>> new one.
>>>>>>
>>>>> What port are you using?
>>>>>
>>>> 465. Someone gave me a port 5xx something; I tried it too, and it did
>>>> not work.
>>>>
>>> Server requires authentication should be checked 
>> stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
>>> should be in the username and your password should be there. 
>> authentication
>>> menthod should be plain and encryption should SSL
>>>
>> That is exactly the way I have always had it. Thanks again. You can 
>> see why it is so frustrating, can't you?
>>
>> Steven
>>
>>
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> Dear Lindsay,
> 
> I entered kmail in the konsole.  Then I attempted to send a test email 
> to myself.  It sent it to the Outbox like before.  The Konsole shows my 
> initial kmail entry and the next line is my normal Konsole entry:  
> steven at Studio25:~$.  If I have to do something to debug, please advise.  
> And Thanks again for being so tenatious.  I may get it working someday.
> 
Dear Steven,
I would open a gmail account just for testing purposes. You can then 
configure that account to accept pop and smtp from the web logon, follow 
their instructions to set up an account in mail software (very much like 
the one you have already) and test to send. Btw you should have port 
465, login with full gmail account (name at gmail.com) and Security should 
be SSL and Plain (not TLS that "server support check" indicates, then it 
just hangs in the outbox...)

If that works - your ISP is doing something funny/strange
If that does NOT work - something is wrong with your KMail installation

Sinclair



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