YAM - Yet Another Mailer (#2) - Compose Message problem (#49) - Message List
Hi all. I started using the amiga again today ( only a virtual one with amigaforever2005, though). I installed yam and receiving mails over pop already works. I have configured smtp also, but when I try to compose a message, the following happens:
- I can enter a recipient/subject and write the message text.
- When I hit the send now/send later/hold buttons, nothing happens ( from time to time I can read "Composing message..." for a very short time).
The mail is not being sent or copied to the outgoing folder and the compose window remains open. When I hit the windows' close button or Cancel, yam asks me wether I want to send or discard the message or cancel. Once again, nothing happens when hitting send later.
The virtual amiga I am running is emulated as an 68040/Kickstart 45.47 / WB 45.3 (that is OS version 3.1). Since I haven't worked with an amiga since '95 or so, I am not very familiar with the OS actually.
I guess this is a newbie problem, but I haven't found something similar here in the forum or elsewhere on the web.
Any comments are appreciated.
OK. Seems like a typical "layer 8" problem. After "assign yam: <my path>" i could compose a message.lechl11.10.2005 04:40:48 (9 years ago)
I still cannot send the message though.
My smtp-server (smtp.t-online.de) responds with an error code.
Bad MAIL command response: 500 Special characters are not allowed.
Since the file in the outgoing folder looks good to me when editing it with ed, I have no clue where the problem is.
Here is the copy & paste of the file ( without leading and trailing = of course, and also the mail-addresses are a little mangled to avoid spam):
========================================================== From: Marcus_XXXXXXX@t-online.de To: Marcus_XXXXXXX@t-online.de Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 06:01:46 -0500 Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> In-Reply-To: <434B30E8.email@example.com> X-Mailer: YAM 2.4p1  AmigaOS E-mail Client (c) 2000-2003 by YAM Open Source Team - http://www.yam.ch/ Subject: Re: test2 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain Hello Marcus On 11.10.2005, you wrote: > test2 Regards ==========================================================
Looks good to me, any hints where the problem could be?
And just one more newbie question: since I am using a pc-keyboard, right alt + q does not work for the <at> character. How can I enter it anyway?
Once more, any answers appreciated.
And btw.: seeing a computer booting - and even if it is only a virtual one - from power off to workbench loaded in less than 5 seconds is just great, MS & Co. should learn from that.
Update # 2:
Ok, as I mentioned, I started over today after almost 10 years of having not used an amiga.
Here is what I found:
CLIENT: HELO t-online.de SERVER: 250 Ok. CLIENT: MAIL FROM:<Marcus_XXXXXXXX@t-online.de> SERVER: 250 Ok. CLIENT: RCPT TO:<marcus_xxxxxxx`t-online.de> SERVER: 500 Special characters are not allowed. CLIENT: RSET SERVER: 250 Ok.
Look at the `, it shows as a rectangle on my amiga. But how can that be, when I could see the <at> as it should be in the mail client and also in the saved message in the outgoing folder? I guess the answer is that I have copied this <at> from the mail in my incoming folder. In the meantime I have also found out that <at> is alt + 2 on the amiga, and after having typed the correct form of <at> the smtp-server accepted it, finally, and the message was sent. So, once again, it has been just a newbie problem.
So now, I have an OS with browser and email programs that should be quite safe from viruses I guess, IIRC there are about 500 viruses for linux in the wild; not even to speak of windows. I assume that there are a lot less for the amiga today?
lechllechl11.10.2005 04:57:28 (9 years ago)