Post by Lynn McGuire Post by The Real Bev
4 accounts can't send email. No change to the settings, but I've been
port 465 (or 567, no difference)
If I cancel a message, TB tells me to check my settings and try again.
If I let it go until it fails by itself, TB tells me the smtp connection
timed out. It's inconceivable that ALL the passwords on ALL my accounts
went bad at the same time.
I'm going to try deleting and adding a password to one of the accounts,
which I should probably have done before writing this message, but I'm
really SICK of tweaking only to find out that it's something THEY'VE
done. (Yeah, I have Charter!)
Just me or is anyone else having problems?
It is just you.
I'm replying to Lynn's message because I can't see any of TRB's in
either group on the moz server.
All of TRB's messages are visible on GG
What I would do to troubleshoot the gmail smtp problem:
Login to the gmail webmail. If gmail develops a 'security condition'
then it won't let any client login without doing the captcha which is
available/solvable by using the web browser. Then after you have
successfully logged in via user/pass + captcha, the client's use of the
user/pass will work again and the security condition has been solved.
If there isn't a captcha security condition, my next strategy would be
telnet, except you can't do very much with telnet when it is SSL.
Gmail's help describes the telnet move, after it mentions that besides
the SSL ports 465 or 587, you can also use 25 with SSL on their server
http://support.google.com/mail/answer/78775?hl=en Problems sending mail
with POP or IMAP
With vanilla telnet, all you can find out is if you connect; from a
telnet smtp.gmail.com 587
and if you connect you will see
Connected to gmail-smtp-msa.l.google.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 mx.google.com ESMTP em2sm438551pbb.0 - gsmtp
... but you can't do any transacting such as user/pass because you
If you want to talk to the server in SSL, you would need to use openssl
If you have openssl installed, you can:
openssl s_client -connect smtp.gmail.com:587 -starttls smtp
It appears that TRB must be banned from the moz server, so she would
have to GG it to post here successfully.