so, I have the 11.4 Gnome Distribution.
everything is setup except my email sending.
I have the server setup as
SMTP type smtp.gmail.com:465
correctuser at gmail dot com
and receive the message
Failed to append to : Unknown error
Appending to local ‘sent’ folder instead.
I have never been able to setup evolution correctly with gmail.
I have followed the gmail settings of setting the smtp server to be smtp.gmail.com:465
and folowed the instructions here Evolution/FAQ - GNOME Live!
to setup smtp.gmail.com with no port change.
if there is no port specified the sending message window doesn’t report an error it just hangs.
any help appreciated.
I swapped the values as suggested, still I get a timeout error.
I haven’t messed with the firewall.
I am using network manager not ifup and it automagically setup my firewall I guess through the GUI setup.
I did a grep for warnings and errors then went through the file manually.
didn’t find much, of course I don’t know what to look for specifically…
I went to http://software.opensuse.org/ to see if I could dl a newer version of evolution than the 2.32.1 version I am using but it is down for maintenance.
ok, the issue seems to be resolved.
I don’t know why it is working now but I kept at it and these are the settings I am using…
Server type : SMTP
Server : smtp.gmail.com
Server requires authentication : yes
Use Secure Connection : SSL encryption
Type : PLAIN
Username : correct user name at gmail dot com
Remember password : yes