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Re: configuring kmail

On Fri, 26 Jan 2001, Tim&Pep wrote:

> Hi,
> Okay, I'm sorry if this is an idiotic question. I just successfully
> completed my installation of KDE, (thanks Ivan!) and now I'm trying to
> configure kmail. I've read the instructions in the help file and tried
> to carry them out but I get an "unknown host" error when I try to
> receive mail. (I'm using a different OS right now which is why I can
> email.). I'm entering the info just as I would here in windoze (okay I
> confess) which I suspect is probably wrong. I.e.
> SMTP server: pacific.net.ph
> incoming mail server: pacific.net.ph
> Clearly this is wrong in the context Linux, but I'm clueless as to
> what's right. I suppose it's related to the fact that under linux my
> machine has it's own hostname. ("pudgy" - don't ask). So does that have
> to get worked in somehow? Or do I have to use sendmail? Thanks.

It shouldn't make a difference that you are using Linux.  can you ping
pacific.net.ph?  Is their server doing a reverse DNS lookup?  You will get
more help if you ask this question on debian-user.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar@debian.org>

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