Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82367
KMail not working with some accounts
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:11 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have set up four pop email accounts in Phoebe 2 KMail; two work just fine, and
two return a message that the password is incorrect. The two that do not work
are on the same server, theclearing.org.
I have checked the setup *many* times to make sure there is not an error.
These same accounts work on every other mail client I use; Evolution, Mozilla
mail on Phoebe 2, Kmail, Mozilla, Evolution on Psyche, Mozilla, Outlook Express
on WinXP. I have been using them for several years.
I have set up a pop account on that server that you can use for testing.
account name: testcl
server name: theclearing.org
You should be able to check mail with other clients and have KMail fail on this
account. You can either leave messages on there, or take them off when you check.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
KMail 1.5 (Using KDE 3.1-0.11 Red Hat) from Pheobe 2 install
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Set up a KMail account using the server theclearing.org
2.Check for mail
Actual Results: An error dialog appears:
Could not login to theclearing.org. The password may be wrong.
The server said: "Password supplied for "firstname.lastname@example.org" is incorrect."
Expected Results: Mail check completes, either retrieving new messages or
closing if there is no new message.
This behaviour is still true in Phoebe 3.
I have also submitted it to kde.org (# 54554) since it also happens in the current beta releases
of Mandrake 9.1
I reported this upstream to kde.org and troubleshot the problem with the
developer. It is not a bug, just abiguity about what the user should enter in
the Login: field. I entered the total email address rather than just the
username. Some servers accept this, others do not.