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    Trouble connecting to SMTP server...


    I'm running debian, and just switched locations for where i access the internet. the LAN i plug in to is non-DHCP, but i didn't have any troubles setting up /etc/network/interfaces to set up a manual ip assignment, plus adding new nameservers in /etc/resolv.conf. however, thunderbird can't connect to the smtp servers that i previously had been using to send mail - so i can receive mail, but cannot send. i'm able to ping the servers without a problem... so what the heck is going on here?

    thanks for any help!

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    try setting your outbound host address in your mail programme config to whatever the hostname of your server is on your network. I currently have a server with hostname 'server' and a win xp machine which i use to send mail thru outlook, and i have to use 'server' as both inbound and outbound addresses for it to work.

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