OT: Kmail, POP3, list, thread and Gmail

Lisi Reisz lisi.reisz at gmail.com
Sat May 17 17:36:41 BST 2008

On Saturday 17 May 2008 17:04:29 Sylviane et Perry White wrote:
> On Saturday 17 May 2008 17:24, Lisi Reisz wrote:
> > On Saturday 17 May 2008 15:57:25 Sylviane et Perry White wrote:
> > > Concerning the second SMTP to send I phoned the technical support of my
> > > provider (sunrise) to ask if it would be possible to use
> > > smtp.sunrise.ch instead of smtp.gmail.com and they didn't belive it
> > > would interface with gmail.
> >
> > fwiw, I use Kmail, POP3 from Gmail and my ISP's SMTP.
> Do you mean that in Kmail settings under sending host you wrote something
> else than "smtp.gmail.com"? (I used to have there "smtp-auth.freesurf.ch"
> but my ISP freesurf made me change. )

Yes - I write <mailhost.zen.co.uk>

> I whish I could figure out the details of what happens when you send a mail
> through your  ISP's SMTP...how can this mail know it has to transit through
> Gmail? 

It doesn't.  It doesn't transit through Gmail. It goes through my ISP's 
mailserver.  Kmail allows you to set the sending email address as you wish.  
This is reaching you via zen, not via Gmail - but if you reply it will go to 
one of my Gmail accounts.  Kmail will happily use several different email 
addresses on several different domains if that is what you want to do - but 
all email can transmit through the ISP's SMTP server.

As I say, I have set this arrangement up satisfactorily for quite a few other 
people.  I have only once - 2 days ago - set someone up to use Gmail's SMTP.  
(Which, incidentally, now can use port 25.  That is what I set up two days 
ago and what Gmail was saying to use - and it works.)  I did this to 
circumvent a troublesome ISP.

> Using the from address and a name-server as it does with the to 
> address? There must be a more direct link between your computer and Gmail.

No, only POP3.

I hope I have managed to make myself clearer.  If not, please come back again 
with questions!


> > I very rarely have
> > any problems and get all emails, including all list emails, even my own.
> >  I then archive everything on Gmail.
> --
> BOFH excuse #302: microelectronic Riemannian curved-space fault in
> write-only file system

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