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Sending mail in Portable Thunderbird.

Ok I just installed it and everything works well, sort of. I can receive mail but when I try to send this happens:

An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server responded 5.7.0 Must issue a STARTTLS command first m78sm1153226pye. Please verify that your email address is correct in your Mail preferences and try again.

So I check my Account Settings, My Outgoing Server and it says:

name - (Default)
Server Name:
Port: 0
User Name: .........
Secure Connection: none

Everything looks ok but why will it not send mail?

John T. Haller
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Forum and Issue

First off, this is a support issue, so it doesn't go in general. I've moved it.

Second, this sounds like it may be a Gmail issue. If you search for it in Google, you'll find articles like this:

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

Bruce Pascoe
Last seen: 12 years 3 months ago
Joined: 2006-01-15 16:14
There's your culprit.

Gmail requires a secure connection to both the incoming and outgoing servers, otherwise it won't work. Follow these instructions to set Gmail up for use in Thunderbird:

The instructions are quite outdated (they're written for Thunderbird 0.x) but they're surprisingly relavant now, even for Thunderbird 1.5x. I think you'll be able to figure them out.

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