Kmail sending problem.

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Sun Dec 14 13:45:37 UTC 2008

David Fletcher wrote:
> On Sunday 14 December 2008 04:20:09 Kevin B. O'Brien wrote:
>> As far as I know, there is no reason for a server to care about the OS
>> used to send mail. I use Thunderbird on both Linux and Windows machines,
>> and it works fine on both.
> Same here - the idea is that everybody speaks the same protocols for each 
> purpose and understands each other.
>> Since the issue you had was with sending, I would go through a checklist
>> on configuration. Verify the SMTP server, make sure you have all of the
>> usual account information correct. And see if they are using some kind
> In my experience, if you select one of your sending accounts, click modify, 
> then the security tab and click the "Check what the Server Supports" button, 
> and it configures the security settings without issuing any error message, 
> then the sending account is good to go. If this step fails, then something is 
> wrong.
Sorry but I beg to differ - there have been occasions when KMail reports 
that the server support some protocol/verfication and when I try and use 
it all goes belly up. I can not give you an example, it has been a while 
since I did some setup of this, but I know it has happened. Then I have 
changed from eg APOP to LOGIN and all works after that.

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