[sylpheed:33214] Re: can send email only after pop download

Alexander Kosubek sylpheed-mailing-list at thecrusher.no-ip.com
Wed Sep 23 19:28:02 JST 2009

On Wed, 23 Sep 2009 10:33:48 +0200
Giulio Bottazzi <giulio.bottazzi at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thre's something strange happening to me when I try to send messages
> using one specific server. If I start sylphed  (or leave sylpheed
> inactive for a while) and try to send the message, I got an error [...]

Hello Giulio,

it seems to me, that the server you are using is using a mechanism
known to me as "POP before SMTP" to authenticate senders.

You just have to tick the appropriate checkbox on the "send"-tab of
your account-settings to enable this method for that server.

It is, alas, a somewhat flawed method, as anybody from your host is for
a certain amount of time able to send mail via that specific server
after the host ist authenticated. So it would be more secure to use
SMTP-Auth, if supported.

Kind regards


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