Using Kmail to send mail through Gmail

Derek Broughton derek at
Tue Mar 17 15:06:32 UTC 2009

David Fletcher wrote:

> On Tuesday 17 Mar 2009, Jonas Norlander wrote:
>> I have already sorted it out now. For some reason it had changed from
>> TLS to SSL. Are you sure you are using port 465? The official port
>> from the google documentation say it should be 587.
> 587 is, I believe, the usual "alternate" SMTP port number, for use with
> gmail, 1&1 etc. accounts with ISPs who block outgoing port 25.

And I'm reasonably certain gmail permits both (though I can't check from
here because _this_ site blocks all three ports, and practically everything
else that isn't SSH, HTTP or HTTPS).  One is ssmtp, the other is smtp with


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