[TriLUG] kmail cannot send mail
H Brett Bolen
Thu, 19 Sep 2002 14:08:01 -0400
Jon Carnes wrote:
> That is all there is to it.
> Configure KMail
> Click on the SMTP radio button
> Server: smtp-server.nc.rr.com
> Port: 25
> If you are setting up a new Mail client, I highly recommend Evolution.
> It comes stock with several distributions, and I just moved over to it
> from Kmail.
> Jon Carnes
> BTW: if you have trouble sending via SMTP then try,
> telnet smtp-server.nc.rr.com 25
> You should be able to attach to a RoadRunner SMTP server.
yes, that is what I have done. the part I can't figure out is if you
need a username and password to access the smtp server then where does
it get this information.
Lets say I have earthlink dialup ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) and
roadrunner broadband ( email@example.com). Each has a different
password. I can enter the pop info to recieve mail, but where
does it get the ID and PASSWORD for sending mail. You are able to
select which 'identity' you are sending the from with kmail ( in the
compose window), but I can't see where you identify yourself to the
The only thing I can think of is that it uses the 'default' username
and maybe prompts you for the password.
I was at a hotel that had ethernet when I saw the error. I've also seen
this problem at customer sites.