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'''Note:''' The server currently uses a certficate issued by CAcert. CAcert's root certificate is not part of most e-mail clients. Because of that, you should import CAcert's root certificates to avoid security warnings and other problems. You can find a description of the necessary procedure for most clients in the [[http://wiki.cacert.org/BrowserClients|CAcert wiki]].


To send e-mails from your @fsfe.org e-mail alias using FSFE's mail server, please use the following settings in your e-mail client:

Outgoing mail server:



25 or 587


STARTTLS (or simply TLS)

Authentication method:

Password (PLAIN)

User name:

Your Fellowship user name


Your Fellowship login password


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 25Mb (this is the same limit imposed by many ISPs).

TechDocs/SMTP (last edited 2019-07-30 09:35:42 by max.mehl)