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Re: kmail SMTP problems

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On 01/22/07 11:59, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> 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 ...

It is trivial to set up Postfix to relay smtp messages to a
"primary" smtp server.  I do this on my system, and thus I do not
list smtp.<myisp>.net in my MUA, but simply "haggis", which is my
machine's name.

I mention this because Postfix dumps quite a lot of useful
information into /var/log/mail.err and /var/log/mail.log using syslog.

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