Bug 157413 - can not connect to smtp server
Summary: can not connect to smtp server
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthew Barnes
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC4Update
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-11 14:01 UTC by Thilo Pfennig
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-07-31 15:41:11 UTC

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Description Thilo Pfennig 2005-05-11 14:01:18 UTC
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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 2005-05-12 02:14:11 UTC
"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 10:22:17 UTC
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 05:22:39 UTC
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 09:04:46 UTC
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 14:55:27 UTC
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 15:24:36 UTC
no. you can close this bug.

Comment 8 Matthew Barnes 2006-07-31 15:41:11 UTC
Thanks.  Setting the resolution for this bug to RAWHIDE.

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