sweet sweet mail

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Posted by: stak
Posted on: 2005-02-20 22:28:56

i finally caved and hooked up my engmail/csmail through opera's mail client. up until now i've been reluctant to switch to a non-web-based mail interface because i figured it would be harder to keep in sync. after a month or so of using opera's m2 client for gmail, newsfeeds, and newsgroups, i don't think i could live without it. figuratively, of course.

although for some reason i couldn't get SMTP working on engmail/csmail. there's a bunch of caveats listed in an MFCF FAQ, but even accounting for that, i couldn't get it to take my outgoing mail. so finally i just used the gmail SMTP server to route my mail. works just as well. and probably better, since my connection to gmail is TLS'd.

Posted by Fai at 2005-02-26 18:31:51
what's the gmail smtp server address?
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Posted by stak at 2005-02-26 19:59:23
smtp.gmail.com, port 587. you have to enable pop access from your gmail options before you can use pop/smtp, though.
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Posted by Fai at 2005-02-26 20:03:43
but then the from lists my gmail account? can that be avoided?
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Posted by stak at 2005-02-26 22:41:35
that's configurable in the mail client you're using. my from doesn't list the gmail account (although if you look at the full headers, you'll see it originated from a gmail cloud).
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Posted by Fai at 2005-02-27 12:55:47
how do you configure it in opera mail? My from and reply to addresses are set. I don't see other options in the manage accoutns dialog box.
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Posted by stak at 2005-02-27 14:26:00
what do you mean "set"? they are in an editable textbox, no?
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Posted by stak at 2005-02-27 16:17:43
yeah, so gmail changed their server relay setup. now i have to use sympatico.
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Posted by rohan at 2005-03-01 14:47:03
My smtp email wouldn't work from mozilla until I set the "use secure connection" setting to "If available". Neither yes nor no will work for some reason.
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Posted by stak at 2005-03-01 17:12:39
mozilla. figures. :)
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