problem sendingout mail through Evolution

Chris G cl at
Tue Dec 23 11:34:29 UTC 2008

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 05:11:16AM -0600, Scott Berry wrote:
> Hello there,
> I am having a problem where when I go to send mail through my smtp server
> it gives me the following error:
> error error while performing operation host lookup name
> or host not found.
Well it's telling you exactly what's wrong, the SMTP server that you
are trying to send the mail to,, doesn't exist.

If you do "host" it returns:

    Host not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

... a quick check (by doing "host") suggests that maybe
you should be using either or
but you really need to contact your ISP and ask to find the name you
should be using.

> I checked my settings in Evolution and they are fine and I also checked my
> "/etc/hosts" file just to make sure there was nothing funny in it.  Any
> help would be appreciated.

Chris Green

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