Thunderbird hardcodes the SMTP server to smtp.domain.tld

Bug #831535 reported by Antti Kaijanmäki on 2011-08-22
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Bug Description

When trying to create a new account Thunderbird hardcodes the SMTP server to SMTP.domain.tld. There are mail systems where host smtp.domain.tld does not exist and the outgoing server is something else (in my case mail.tut.fi) and Thunderbird can't create a account for those.

This can be worked around by adding smtp.domain.tld to /etc/hosts, but that's not an option for regular users.

$ host smtp.tut.fi
Host smtp.tut.fi not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

$ host mail.tut.fi
mail.tut.fi has address 130.230.162.20
mail.tut.fi has address 130.230.162.19

 cat /etc/hosts |grep tut
130.230.162.19 smtp.tut.fi

$ LC_ALL=C aptitude show thunderbird |grep Version
Version: 6.0~b3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu2

Antti Kaijanmäki (kaijanmaki) wrote :

Oh, the UI is just confusing.. At first sight it seems that the mail server comes from the left side of the input boxes because the input boxes are pre-filled with ".domain.tld".

So, now this is only a matter of UI feature request (make it more clear).

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