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    Unhappy can't send email from thunderbird anymore DNS error

    Help! I'm afraid i have gotten in way over my head. After trying to network a WinXP box and my trusty 11.2 box (no luck so far....,) my thunderbird will receive mail but not send. I get the following error:

    Technical details of permanent failure:
    DNS Error: Misformatted domain name

    The problem is that I don't have a clue how to fix a misformatted domain name! I tried Yast>DNS Server, but I don't know enough to use it. I don't want to mess my system even worse than it is.

    Thanks in advance for any direction anyone may give.

    BTW: I am having a lot of fun!

  2. #2
    Christian Riechers NNTP User

    Default Re: can't send email from thunderbird anymore DNS error

    On 10/10/2009 06:56 PM, stitzenheimer wrote:
    >
    > Help! I'm afraid i have gotten in way over my head. After trying to
    > network a WinXP box and my trusty 11.2 box (no luck so far....,) my
    > thunderbird will receive mail but not send. I get the following error:
    >
    > Technical details of permanent failure:
    > DNS Error: Misformatted domain name
    >
    > The problem is that I don't have a clue how to fix a misformatted
    > domain name! I tried Yast>DNS Server, but I don't know enough to use
    > it. I don't want to mess my system even worse than it is.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any direction anyone may give.
    >
    > BTW: I am having a lot of fun!
    >
    >


    When do you get this error?
    If upon sending the email, then in Tbird, check the 'Outgoing Server
    (SMTP)' settings for your account, particularly the 'Server Name'. It's
    under 'Account Settings'.

    If you can send the email ok, but get a response back with the error,
    check the 'To' address.

    Also, what exactly means 'After trying to network ...'? What changes
    have you made to your system?

    Glad you're having fun.

    --
    Christian

  3. #3
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    Thumbs up Re: can't send email from thunderbird anymore DNS error

    Christian,

    Thanks for your speedy and correct help! The problem was indeed the "address to:" field. The person I had emailed moved from England back to here in Texas and therefore her URL ends with ".com" now instead of ".co.uk".

    Go openSuSE

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