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Re: SMTP Authentication and Non-Standard Ports


From: Katsumi Yamaoka
Subject: Re: SMTP Authentication and Non-Standard Ports
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 09:20:32 +0900
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> In <address@hidden> Emily Jackson wrote:

> I normally use Sylpheed to handle my e-mail, but I needed to send a bug
> report from within Gnus. My ISP requires SMTP authentication and blocks
> port 25, so I *thought* I had Gnus set up correctly to send e-mail via
> my Fastmail account:

> (setq smtpmail-smtp-server "mail.messagingengine.com")
> (setq smtpmail-auth-credentials
>            '(("mail.messagingengine.com" 26 "username" "password")))
> (setq smtpmail-starttls-credentials
>            '(("mail.messagingengine.com" 26 nil nil)))

> However, when I tried to send the message, it failed; looking at the
> error messages I got, it was obvious Gnus was trying to use port 25
> instead of 26 and was unable to connect.

Changing smtpmail-smtp-service into 26 might help.

I'm not sure whether it is appropriate that
smtpmail-smtp-service is not bound to the port number specified
in smtpmail-(auth|starttls)-credentials, though.


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