[ubuntu-uk] From Evolution to Thunderbird ....

Tony Travis a.travis at abdn.ac.uk
Fri Aug 12 19:26:27 UTC 2011

On 12/08/11 19:17, Barry Drake wrote:
> Overall, I'm pleased that the next release goes back to Thunderbird - I
> think it has better possibilities. But, one area I miss is the apparent
> lack of control over the sending fields. On Evolution, I was able to
> set my sending to use another server than the receive server. I need to
> do this because my ISP only allows sending when logged into their own
> service, so when I'm away and hooked up to a wi-fi, I can't reply in the
> normal way.
> Evolution allows for fully setting the from field to my ISP while
> sending from another. All Thunderbird allows is changing the 'reply-to'
> field ... not quite as good. I took a look at the configuration - the
> accounts information is in a file called prefs.js, but I can't see a
> workaround there. Any thoughts?

Hi, Barry.

I set all my TB accounts to use the 'default' SMTP server for outgoing 
email and, as Simon said, I then select a different default SMTP server 
depending on if I am sending email at home or at work. You set it at:

   Edit / Account Settings / Outgoing Server (SMTP)


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