OT: Kmail, POP3, list, thread and Gmail

lanzen lanzenesi at gmail.com
Sat May 17 17:48:21 BST 2008


On Saturday 17 May 2008 18:04:29 Sylviane et Perry White wrote:

> Do you mean that in Kmail settings under sending host you wrote something
> else than "smtp.gmail.com"?

That's what I have. Actually - one of the reasons I love KMail - I even have a 
dedicated identity out of two, on this address, that sets language, signature 
and templates as well. The SMTP I send from to this list is 
smtpmail.libero.it and not smtp.gmail.com.

But it all depends on the conditions your isp is offering you: if a mail 
address is included, then you should be able to use their SMTP.

> 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?

You could even have your own SMTP on your machine if you set it up.

INAE, but what is happening is basically you're telling your SMTP to send your 
mail to this list and Gmail has nothing to do, so far. The problem might be 
that you at gmail.com looks to be the sender and not you at your_isp. So either 
your SMTP connection is open or you need to authenticate yourself.

When the mail reaches GMail, no sent copy is found and the message is 
forwarded to you. If you did send it through GMail's SMTP a sent copy would 
be found and the one from this list would just... vanish!

More or less so.  ;)

-- 
lanzen



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