Wednesday, January 23. 2008
Once again stumbled over this stupid proxy settings of thunderbird
First I suspected my mail server to be down.
All of a sudden I was no longer able to download emails - from any account, from any server - just with Thunderbird while KMail was working perfectly. Even sending emails is no longer working.
Well, unlike Konqueror where a similar checkbox uses the proxy server only for reasonable protocols, like FTP and HTTPS, in Thunderbird it is also used for SOCKS and your HTTP proxy most probably does not understand SOCKS like most pure HTTP proxies.
So, in case you can't connect to any Mail server, check if this checkbox is enabled.
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