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Re: kmail SMTP problems

On Sun, 21 Jan 2007 08:19:30 +0100
Robert Epprecht <epprecht@solnet.ch> wrote:

> > On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 20:11:46 +0100
> > Robert Epprecht <epprecht@solnet.ch> wrote:
> [about problems setting up Kmail to use smtp on google mail accounts]

> I think this is a big problem with this type of GUI applications:
> If it does *not* work, how do you find out what's wrong? Not even
> starting Kmail from a terminal provided any diagnostic error messages.
> This does not feel like Linux to set it up, but like another well
> known OS ;-) Why can't a GUI program provide the the possibility
> to give (meaningful) error messages to the user who wants to see it?

There are GUI programs that provide proper error logs. But gmail is
also not the best server to judge on. There are just so many quirks
about it ...

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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