On Wed, 05 Mar 2008 13:54:44 +0100 David <de_bb@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Stephen Berman <Stephen.Berman@xxxxxxx> writes:
>> I have a similar or perhaps the same problem. I use the same type of
>> settings as you do. How long did you wait after Emacs "froze up". In
>> my case, it "unfreezes" after 20 minutes and the SMTP trace buffer shows
>> Process SMTP finished
>> 454 TLS connection failed: timed out (#4.3.0)
>> - Peer has closed the GNUTLS connection
> Could it be that the SMTP server does ssmtp (usually on port 465)
> instead of SMTP+STARTTLS?
The does indeed use port 465 (and I set smtpmail-smtp-service to 465).
Are you saying that smtpmail.el does not support ssmtp?
> Do you see a greeting message from the server
> when you connect to it with telnet?
$ telnet mail.myprovider.com
telnet: connect to address 123.456.78.9: Connection timed out
I know nothing about ssmtp. Assuming the server does use it, is there a
way to access it from Gnus?