smtp password for kmail does not remain.
claydoh at midmaine.com
Thu Jan 28 15:14:54 GMT 2010
Steven Vollom wrote:
> This is the second time this has happened recently; I reinstalled Karmic to repair it last time, because the resolution was not found.
> Kubuntu Karmic 9.10, KDE 4.3.4, quad core AMD 64bit, Kmail 1.12.4.
> att.yahoo.com confirms that all is well at their end.
> I find an anomaly when verifying the configuration for kmail. Every entry appears exactly right except the password entry in smtp. When I type it in, and afterward click on apply, then verify that the password has been saved, I find the area where the password is entered blank. Always before the blank area would retain 8 black dots that show when entering the password. When the space is blank, no emails can be sent, and the password can not be entered and applied to resolve this.
> I want to avoid having to re-install the OS again; that was the only solution I was able to find to fix the problem last time. I was unable to respond to help from Lindsay last time, but Lindsay was attempting help. Thanks in advance for any help you may provide.
Why are you completely reinstalling the OS for this problem?
You are simply wasting time doing that. You should initially be
renaming/moving your kmail configuration files and mail folders first,
then try recreating your account settings from scratch.
Can you access your mail via a web interface? If so you can at least
have access to that email while trying to figure things out.
If I have time later I will see if there is a visual guide somewhere to
help you out
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