[TriLUG] kmail cannot send mail
19 Sep 2002 14:47:18 -0400
Roadrunner does not do Authenticated SMTP. All they do is check that
you are coming from one of their networks (or subnetworks as is the case
with Earthlink via cable).
So, if you are attached to the internet via Roadrunner you can simply
drop off mail - no login.
If you are at a remote clients or in a hotel, you will have to check
with the client or the hotel and change your smtp host to the
appropriate server used for that purpose.
At a former company, I ran smtp via a high port on one of my firewalls
and worked for everyone, everywhere. As long as the spammers didn't
find it, that was cool (of course I also did extensive monitoring).
At TriLUG, Tanner is bringing up an authenticated SMTP so your TriLUG
account should be good anywhere - but you will have to authenticate.
Good Luck - Jon Carnes
> 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 ( email@example.com ) and
> roadrunner broadband ( firstname.lastname@example.org). 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
> smtp server.
> 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.
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