[UCI-Linux] secure (?) smtp

Harry Mangalam hjm at tacgi.com
Fri Jan 27 09:48:56 PST 2006

My apologies - it does work, but I had to poke another hole in my firewall to 
get it to do so.  You might consider posting that bit of info so that 
forgetful people (like myself) with personal or departmental firewalls do the 

Here are my Kmail settings if you want to include them in the web page.

Settings -> Configure Kmail -> click on "Accounts" in Left pane
Click on "Sending" tab
Select your outgoing server to modify or create a new one.

in the Transport Window set the following:

/General Tab\
host: smtp.uci.edu
port: 587
precommand: [blank]
[x] server requires authorization
Login:    xxxxxxxx
Password: xxxxxxxx
[x] Store SMTP password
[ ] Send custom hostname to server

/Security Tab\
( ) None
( ) SSL
(o) TLS
Authentication Method
( ) CRAM-MD5
( ) NTLM

which is also what is returned on "Check what server supports"


On Thursday 26 January 2006 18:49, you wrote:
> > contrary to the URL contained in the NACS email of the 25th (yesterday):
> > <http://www.nacs.uci.edu/email/authsmtp.html>
> >
> > Port 587 does not work at least from linux kmail.  When I ask to check
> > what the server supports, it reconfigs itself to use port 25, TLS
> > encryption and PLAIN authentication.
> It works ok using Thunderbird from home.
> Mike

Cheers, Harry
Harry J Mangalam - 949 856 2847 (vox; email for fax) - hjm at tacgi.com 
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