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I hope this is the right category for this, I couldn't find a place to put it in Apps.

I'm having some trouble sending mail via SMTP in Kmail. I know it isn't my SMTP settings in Fedora since the other mail program Evolution sends mail just fine.

I had the same problem when I tried installing SuSE with KDE. So I suspect it's a problem with KMail, perhaps something's not configured correctly?

I get the following error message when I try to send a message:
Sending Failed:
Your SMTP server does not support authentication.
The server responded: "Command is locally disabled"

The following transport protocol was used:
Sympatico

The Sympatico outgoing account has the following settings:
Name: Sympatico
Host: smtp1.sympatico.ca
Port: 25
Precommand:
Server requires authentication: Yes
Login: blah@sympatico.ca
Password: ***********
Store SMTP password: Yes
Send custom hostname to server: No

And my Default domain is: localhost.localdomain

I would also like to note that POP works fine in KMail for me.
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Hi,

>Your SMTP server does not support authentication.
>The server responded: "Command is locally disabled"

With the other mail clients do you authenticate with a username/password? Have you tried removing the
username and password and setting the client not to authentacate?
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by:Compmouse
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Wow. It worked, but it's weird to me because in Windows I always have to provide a username and password to send via SMTP and this is how I set it up in Konquerer as well. Is there any reason for this to be different in KMail?
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Hi,

Did you have KMail setup on the machine the SMTP is setup on because that could be why
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Same machine? This is me trying to get my email from my ISP, I'm not quite sure what you're asking.
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