Thunderbird setup for forum usage

I installed Thunderbird for usage in these forums and it’s working well
for reading them (I’d previously just been a web-interface user).
However it complains that I’m not setup correctly when I try to reply to
posts. I’m not using Thunderbird for email at all but do I have to setup
an SMTP server to reply to the forums?
Any help is appreciated.


pcook

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Pcook,[color=blue]

do I have to setup
an SMTP server to reply to the forums?[/color]

No


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pcook wrote:
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I installed Thunderbird for usage in these forums and it’s working well
for reading them (I’d previously just been a web-interface user).
However it complains that I’m not setup correctly when I try to reply to
posts. I’m not using Thunderbird for email at all but do I have to setup
an SMTP server to reply to the forums?
Any help is appreciated.[/color]

See http://forums.novell.com/faq.php?faq=novfor#faq_nntp

HTH.

Simon
Novell/SUSE/NetIQ Knowledge Partner

That’s of no help. When I try to reply to any post I get the following
message: Sending of message failed.
The message could not be sent because the connection to SMTP server
forums.netiq.com timed out. Try again or contact your network
administrator.


pcook

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Try Responding to the Forum and not the User.

On 3/7/2013 5:14 PM, pcook wrote:[color=blue]

That’s of no help. When I try to reply to any post I get the following
message: Sending of message failed.
The message could not be sent because the connection to SMTP server
forums.netiq.com timed out. Try again or contact your network
administrator.

[/color]


Craig Wilson - MCNE, MCSE, CCNA
Novell Knowledge Partner

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On Thu, 07 Mar 2013 22:14:01 +0000, pcook wrote:
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The message could not be sent because the connection to SMTP server
forums.netiq.com timed out.[/color]

That’s because this isn’t a mailing list server; there’s no SMTP server
involved.

The server type is “NNTP”.

Jim


Jim Henderson, CNA6, CDE, CNI, LPIC-1, CLA10, CLP10
Novell Knowledge Partner

Ah, I can’t believe I couldn’t figure that out. Thanks so much.


pcook

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On 07/03/2013 22:14, pcook wrote:
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That’s of no help. When I try to reply to any post I get the following
message: Sending of message failed.
The message could not be sent because the connection to SMTP server
forums.netiq.com timed out. Try again or contact your network
administrator.[/color]

Yes, I have to remember to use “Followup” and not “Reply” when dealing
with the forums!

HTH.

Simon
Novell/SUSE/NetIQ Knowledge Partner


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You guys should get a REAL newsreader. :slight_smile:


Kim - 2013-03-08 12:35:14 PM

On 08/03/2013 19:35, kgroneman wrote:
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You guys should get a REAL newsreader. :-)[/color]

Who do you suggest?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_news_presenters

Simon
Novell/SUSE/NetIQ Knowledge Partner


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On Linux: Knode or PAN. On Windows, Xananews or Virtual Access


Kim - 2013-03-12 7:51:49 AM