Bug 157413 - can not connect to smtp server
can not connect to smtp server
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matthew Barnes
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Blocks: FC4Update
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Reported: 2005-05-11 10:01 EDT by Thilo Pfennig
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-31 11:41:11 EDT
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Description Thilo Pfennig 2005-05-11 10:01:18 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050416 Fedora/1.0.3-1.3.1 Firefox/1.0.3

Description of problem:
If you have set to always connect secure to a SMTP server, the connection will not  function.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. set "always" in SMTP connect
2. try to send an email


Actual Results:  connect to server fails

Expected Results:  connect established.

Additional info:

if you choose always if possible there is no problem and I see a TLC connect in my logs. I like to set it rather to always, because then I see if TLS is not possible (sometimes smtp server get corrupted, too on an update and one does not get informed about not encrypted SMTP!)
Comment 1 Dave Malcolm 2005-05-11 22:14:11 EDT
"sometimes smtp server get corrupted, too on an update and one does not get
informed about not encrypted SMTP!"
Doesn't this mean there's a server problem?  It sounds like Evolution is
"sucessfully failing" in this case.

Comment 2 Thilo Pfennig 2005-05-12 06:22:17 EDT
No my server (exim4) says that there are TLS connections. An evolution update
rarely leads to a server failure.
Comment 3 Marius Andreiana 2005-05-13 01:22:39 EDT
I'm successfully using smtp.gmail.com, does it work for you in evolution?
Does thunderbird work for you on the same server?
Comment 4 Thilo Pfennig 2005-05-13 05:04:46 EDT
Yes, certainly, evolution also works, but not in "TLS only" mode. but Thunderird
works in "TLS only".

One example entry of my Exim-Log:

2005-05-13 08:57:17 1DWVyu-0000RK-Ra <= tp@alternativ.net
H=p548d81e5.dip0.t-ipconnect.de (stevie) [] P=esmtpsa
X=TLS-1.0:RSA_ARCFOUR_MD5:16 A=login:username S=1982
Comment 6 Matthew Barnes 2006-07-31 10:55:27 EDT
Is this bug still present in the latest Fedora Core 5 or Rawhide releases?

evolution-2.6.2-1.fc5.5  (FC5)
evolution-2.7.4-3  (Rawhide)
Comment 7 Thilo Pfennig 2006-07-31 11:24:36 EDT
no. you can close this bug.
Comment 8 Matthew Barnes 2006-07-31 11:41:11 EDT
Thanks.  Setting the resolution for this bug to RAWHIDE.

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