[Users] specifying SMPT server

Paul claws at thewildbeast.co.uk
Sat Jul 26 08:51:24 CEST 2014

On Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:54:43 -0700
Geoffrey Leach <geoff at hughes.net> wrote: 

> Configuration/Account preferences SMPT sserver
> I say smpt.foo.net:smpt, and the log shows me as logging in to
> smpt.foo.net:smpt.0 which gets the error "unknown host". So, how
> can I suppress the ":0"?

On the 'Basic' page of your account preferences, for SMTP server use
only 'smtp.foo.net'. Do not put the port (:smtp) in here.

The port (:smtp) is always a number and never letters, so it can
never be ':smtp' anyway.

If you want to add a port (rather than use the default port) then go
to the Advanced page of the account preferences and add it here.

You are seeing the ":0" in the error message because you have set the
SMTP port to be '0' on the Advanced page. What you want to do is not
set the port, (and certainly not set it as '0'), or set it correctly.

with regards


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