Thunderbird & IMAP

Kenneth Burgener kenneth at
Thu Aug 10 21:09:06 MDT 2006

Stephen Smith wrote:
> We recently upgrade our mail server from POP3 to IMAP.  Now my
> Thunderbird clients can't send email.  Everytime I try to send it
> requests a password, but won't accept it.  Both my XP machine and my
> Linux machine exhibit the same behavior.

Sending email is done through SMTP, not POP3 or IMAP.  My guess is that
your upgrade modified the SMTP settings.

What mail server software are you using?  Sendmail?  Postfix?  MS Exchange?


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