configuring kmail

Michael Hirsch mdhirsch at
Mon Jul 20 20:10:49 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 3:44 AM, Georgi Kourtev<gkourtev at> wrote:
> On Friday 17 July 2009 00:26:05 stanhughes at wrote:
>> I have just put kunbuntu on a new computer and am now trying to configure
>> kmail
>> I have it receiving mail , but can't seem to configure it to send mail.  I
>> have followed all the suggestions on the email servers site.
>>   The message I get is:
>>    Sending failed:
>> Authentication failed.
>> Most likely the password is wrong.
>> The server responded: "5.7.0 authentication failed"
>> 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 was used:
>>   The password is not wrong, so any ideas what might be?
>>   Thanks,
>>        Stan Hughes
> I had the same with a new PC.
> Go to the account and select Modify.  Under the sending tab you have a box
> that says 'Encryption' with three options available.  I believe the default is
> set to NONE.  There is a button 'Check what server supports'. Click there to
> get the proper setting on the encryption.

Another nice thing about using the security check is that it is a
faster way of seeing if your settings are correct.  If, say, you have
the wrong password you will find our much faster with that button than
by trying to send an email and waiting for the timeout.


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