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different passwords for imap and smtp server?

asked 2014-04-10 21:28:22 +0300

Garonenur gravatar image

updated 2014-04-10 21:48:18 +0300


I am trying to set up my different email accounts and I have one, where I have to use at different server for outgoing emails - that is imap and smtp server are different, use different usernames and passwords. It seems that the settings for the smtp server overwrite the settings for the imap server. I can send emails, but I can not access the imap server and read any emails. If I reopen the account settings page, the password for the imap server has the same length as the smtp server!

I tried setting up an account without outgoing server but that is not allowed. Any Ideas why this is? And where can I find the config files to just type that information in myself?

side question: as this is clearly a bug, can anyone point me to a bug-tracking site (if there is one that's open)


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Hi had the same error after switching to Sailfish X and do a relogin. The Mail client always wants to login with the SMTP credentials - if I change the IMAP password it is not used, also the username is not used. Adding a new account works fine... For me, its a bug!

jollaticktack ( 2017-11-05 01:00:20 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-04-11 08:04:45 +0300

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@Garonenur - That length of the dots in the settings does not represent your actual password length, is a indicative number for security reasons, during account setup you can give different passwords, when you enter your imap password it will be auto-field for smtp as well since this is most common cases, but you can modify it before you complete the account creation, many users have same setup and works fine.

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thanks! good to know about the 'dots'! I think the problem might be, that the imap server has an SSL-cetificate that is not signed. Other mail clients ask for confirmation, jolla mail does not. I guess that is the real problem and I should ask a new question on it.

Garonenur ( 2014-04-11 13:15:34 +0300 )edit

@Garonenur - No that should not be the problem. Probably you just have wrong settings, which one is not working incoming(IMAP) or outgoing(SMTP) ?

VDVsx ( 2014-04-11 13:38:32 +0300 )edit

incoming does not work. I will test if changing the encryption works.

Garonenur ( 2014-04-11 13:40:43 +0300 )edit

@Garonenur - Still having issues ?

VDVsx ( 2014-05-10 13:40:09 +0300 )edit

@VDVsx: sorry didn't have the time. Maybe today I will check with the admins of the mail server.

Garonenur ( 2014-05-12 10:09:08 +0300 )edit
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