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Re: sending email via smtp-server: SSL?

From: Andrzej Adam Filip
Subject: Re: sending email via smtp-server: SSL?
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 17:36:54 +0200

Martin Steffen <> wrote:
> I have the following question: I want to send email via gnus. That works
> very well since years for me. However, at the place here, there is the
> following complication:
> I want to use my laptop from home, and the way they set it up, I started to
> use IMAP for reading, and the want that email is sent via  some server
>        smpt.myorganization.xx
> (BTW: When directly ``inside'' the net of my university, everything works
> fine, it's only from home that I have trouble).  Now, the gnus-manual
> recommends (if I am not mistaken) in that case the setting:
>    (setq send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it)
>    (setq message-send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it)
>    (setq smtpmail-default-smtp-server "smtp.myorganization.xx")
> However, emails don't get sent. I noticed, that when trying to send emails
> via evolution, emails don't get sent (presumably for the same reason)
> _unless_ I configure evolution for sending emails a 
>          security option
> namely stating that it uses a
>          "use secure connection:   SSL-encryption"
> How can I activate the same thing for gnus? Or maybe in general.
> Thanks, Martin Steffen

Looking for alternative solutions:
a) Does the SMTP server require SMMTP authentication?
b) Do you have ssh access to OS account at the university?

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