Email goes to Outbox

Derek Broughton news at
Tue Dec 16 13:33:38 UTC 2008

nepal wrote:

> On Monday 15 December 2008 18:13:16 Bruce Marshall wrote:
>> So why didn't you set the default to something proper?
> I don't understand your question, what do you mean by "proper".
> Originally I set the default as my main ?? smtp
> account. However when I wished to use a googlemail account to send a
> message, the transport protocol would still default to
> @mypostoffice.... and the message would fail to get sent. I even
> remember many occasions that I selected a googlemail transport
> protocol, and hit re-send, yet the default
> returned. This version of kde and kmail is the first encounter I have
> had with transport protocols and these associated prpblems. All I did
> in the past was enter each of the smtp accounts that I wanted to use,
> and then select the appropriate email address to use them.

I completely agree with Bruce - you are expecting your mail program to 
be able to guess about transports, instead of properly setting them.

Create multiple "Identities".  Assign a transport to each one.  Set the 
identity your are sending as, either by setting "Identity" on a per-
message basis (if the drop-down isn't visible, select it on the View 
menu), or by filtering messages into specific folders, and setting 
Identities per-folder.

I believe the problem you've encountered manually setting the transport 
is expected - because you haven't changed your identity, either.

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