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Email sending problem - Thunderbird 5.0 & Windows 7

Bald_Eagle1
Grafter
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Registered: 24-06-2011

Email sending problem - Thunderbird 5.0 & Windows 7

I have just moved to Windoew 7 on a new PC & have been looking for a replacement for Outlook Express that can handle multiple Plusnet email addresses along with Newsgroups.
So far I have tried Windows Live Mail - don't like the look & feel, but it works.
Outlook 2003 - O.K. - but doesn't do newsgroups
Thunderbird 5.0 - like the look & feel, but cann't send emails although I can receive them for both Plusnet & F9 accounts.
I think I would like to stick with Thunderbird, but can't fathom out how to send emails.
I get the message "Login to server relay.plus.net failed", with options to Retry, Enter New Password, & Cancel.
I have checked all the outgoing usual server settings & everything looks O.K.
Any ideas anyone?
Paul.
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Superuser
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Email sending problem - Thunderbird 5.0 & Windows 7

Sounds like you've got the authentication setting wrong for the smtp server. You don't need authentication from a PlusNet connection. Try setting it to 'No authentication'.
Bald_Eagle1
Grafter
Posts: 313
Registered: 24-06-2011

Re: Email sending problem - Thunderbird 5.0 & Windows 7

Thanks MisterW,
That was indeed the setting that I had missed.
Paul