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    Default thunderbird: create manual account


    I want to create an account in my laptop that points to my desktop, that
    has dovecot imap server. Thunderbird says that it can not detect my
    settings, so I want to force them, no automatic detection. Impossible.

    Is there a way?

    I enter my name, mail address (it complains, but it is a local network
    address with DNS), and password. Continue (it starts detection), then I
    click "manual". I fill the correct entries (they are correct, I'm
    looking at my desktop configuration), but only available button is
    "re-test" or "cancel". "Done" is grayed. I press retest and it says
    failed. I want it to accept nevertheless! It is my account and it worked
    previously in this same laptop 5 minutes ago when I deleted my account
    to purge the files.


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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.1 x86_64 "Asparagus" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: thunderbird: create manual account

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    I want to create an account in my laptop that points to my desktop, that
    has dovecot imap server. Thunderbird says that it can not detect my
    settings, so I want to force them, no automatic detection. Impossible.

    Is there a way?

    I enter my name, mail address (it complains, but it is a local network
    address with DNS), and password. Continue (it starts detection), then I
    click "manual". I fill the correct entries (they are correct, I'm
    looking at my desktop configuration), but only available button is
    "re-test" or "cancel". "Done" is grayed. I press retest and it says
    failed. I want it to accept nevertheless! It is my account and it worked
    previously in this same laptop 5 minutes ago when I deleted my account
    to purge the files.


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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.1 x86_64 "Asparagus" at Telcontar)
    Hi, OK, this is what works for me, I just checked:

    I add a new mail account.

    I used the name "nada" and the email address "nada@nada.nad", leaving the password blank and unticked for it to remember the password.

    I click continue and immediately the "manual configuration".

    Now it is important here that you enter all info about pop3 & smtp accounts (I used "pop3.nada.nad" and "smtp.nada.nad"). It is also important that you leave none of the drop down choices to automatic (i.e. "port", "SS"L and "Authertification" : none must be set to automatic, set some other value from the drop down boxes - preferrably those of your ISP...,). As soon as that is done, the "Done" button gets ungrayed and I can save the account (you can then change everything to your values).
    Does that work for you?

    HTH

    Lenwolf

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    Default Re: thunderbird: create manual account

    On 2012-12-14 15:26, lenwolf wrote:

    > Does that work for you?


    YES!

    Even easier if you have network off in thunderbird. Thankyou!

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.1 x86_64 "Asparagus" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: thunderbird: create manual account

    Glad I could help you (rather than the usual other way around....:-) ) Lenwolf

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