[TAG] Kmail mystery
ny at youngman.org.uk
Fri Apr 28 12:00:48 MSD 2006
I noticed this morning that kmail was sending messages via postfix on my
machine, not via my ISP's mail server and as a consequence some emails
weren't being delivered because it's a dynamically allocated IP. this was
a. I thought kmail was set up to deliver via my ISP
b. postfix was set up for local delivery
First off I reconfigured postfix (dpkg-reconfigure postfix) to make sure that
it was configured for local deliveries only. This made no difference that I
I then checked my kmail configuration. Under the accounts/sending tab, I saw
that none of my sending accounts were marked as the default. That was
unexpected, but seemed like a reasonable explanation for the problem. I
selected the sending account for myisp and retested. It still sent via my
local postfix program.
I took a closer look and that account had no hostname set. I'm starting to
wonder how my kmail settings got into this state. I fix it and retest. It
still goes via my local postfix! I stop and restart kmail, check the settings
and retest. No change.
I am now completely at a loss. I search through all the visible kmail settings
and I can't see any other settings that should affect how my email is sent.
My default sending account has the hostname for sending email set to
mail.myisp.com. I can telnet to the SMTP port at mail.myisp.com, but kmail
insists on sending mail to localhost. Why? at am I missing?
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