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If you use Icedove (or Thunderbird), go to "Account Settings" > "Outgoing Servers (SMTP)" there add `mail.fsfe.org`. Then go to "Manage Identities..." of your main account and add `mail.fsfe.org` there, too.

Settings

To send e-mails from your @fsfe.org e-mail alias using FSFE's mail server, you have to enable SMTP Authentication in your e-mail client.

Please use the following settings:

Outgoing mail server:

mail.fsfe.org

Port:

25 or 587

Security:

STARTTLS (or simply TLS)

Authentication method:

Password (LOGIN)

User name:

Your FSFE user name

Password:

Your FSFE login password

Notes

If you are having problems when using port 25, your ISP may be blocking that port for security or other reasons. Please do then try port 587 instead. Please also note that our server enforces TLS, because otherwise your credentials would be submitted without encryption - which is not good at all.

Please also note that the maximum allowed size for messages is 25MiB (this is the same limit imposed by many ISPs).

Examples

If you use mutt, just put this into your ~/.muttrc:

  • set smtp_url="smtp://username:password@mail.fsfe.org:587"

If you use Icedove (or Thunderbird), go to "Account Settings" > "Outgoing Servers (SMTP)" there add mail.fsfe.org. Then go to "Manage Identities..." of your main account and add mail.fsfe.org there, too.


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TechDocs/SMTP (last edited 2018-11-20 13:07:34 by reinhard)