I have had the same problem as Kor ever since the smtp change (Mozilla
5.0/1.7.3). The directions on the provided documentation do not work
I can indicate SSL for the "Outgoing Server" (smtp.uvm.edu; on this
client it's a "yes", not an "if available").
The documentation directs us to the "Server Settings" ("Use secure
connection (SSL)"), but this category only applies to the incoming IMAP
mail servers (e.g., imap.uvm.edu); the Outgoing Server does not have
For the Outgoing Server, there is a "Use Name and Password" option, but
whenever I select this option (also hard-coding my netid in the field
provided), I'm never prompted for a password, and get an error.
Any help would be appreciated.
Mike Austin wrote:
> On Sun, 28 Nov 2004, Kor Kiley wrote:
>>And by the way. I can't send out my UVM IMAP mail unless vpn is
>>connected. Makes some complaint about the encryption being too weak. Is
>>this another problem I just have to live with?
> No, you just need to configure your client correctly. :)
> Sending email from off-campus is easy if you turn on SSL (which we require
> from off-campus because we require authentication so spammers can't use
> our gateways to send email to the world). Just set SSL for smtp to yes,
> or "if available", and make sure you enable authentication for smtp too.
> Looks like it's slightly out of date, but here's more information:
Alison Pechenick, Lecturer
Department of Computer Science
351 Votey Building
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405