Email goes to Outbox

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at
Sat Dec 13 01:43:52 UTC 2008

On Friday 12 December 2008, Steven Vollom wrote:
> Since that was the very first time I have even suggested the possibility of
> a bug in any Linux package, I would like you to copy and paste evidence of
> what you just said to this forum.  Additionally, I did not assume nor
> report a bug, I said thought there may be a bug.  I do not presume that
> much knowledge, it just appeared a possibility.

Ok....... (and no, this isn't the first time you have reported a 'bug')

<quote>  Today  03:24:27 PM
I am re-posting, because I may have a bug in my Kmail client.  I believe I 
have located the problem in my email to Outbox problem, however, it has to do 
with an irregularity in my email address and server identity.

My email address is stevenvollom at  It has remained that way, and 
has continued as my email address, even after at&t became my server.  I 
believe this is the area of confusion in my kmail program.  I just noticed a 
peculiarity in the warning I get when mail is sent to the Outbox.  Here is 
the box that comes on the screen:

Sending failed:
Connection to host is broken.
The message will stay in the 'outbox' folder until you either fix the problem 
(e.g. a broken address) or remove the message from the 'outbox' folder.
The following transport protocol was used:

Notice that the transport protocol is indicated as  I believer 
there are two errors in the protocol.  If is the appropriate 
protocol, wouldn't it be small [s]?  If it should be, would 
that not be the confusion.  Is perhaps Kmail taking this particular address 
from my email address as opposed to the sender Host at&t?

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