Replicant infrastructure - Issue #2031: Host our own contact address to be able to add new people in it
Make thunderbird work with our contact address
Updated by Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli about 1 month ago
Thunderbird currently doens't support this mail setup.
There is a bug report about it on the Mozilla Bugzilla.
The status right now is to wait for comments, and if we don't get any on that we could try to implement the feature and then see if we have more comments once it's done.If it's not possible to fix upstream then it could become complicated:
- Having FSDG compliant distributions maintain one more patch for that feature would probably not be a good idea. However if we manage to get the patches in many distributions, upstream would probably have some interest in supporting such feature.
- We could also implement relaying the mails to the users existing mail address, hoping that the system cannot be abused to send arbitrary mails to other addresses. GNUtoo never did that so he's not confident in doing that in a production system. Having the system being abused due to lax security is probably not an option as it could result in major inconvenience for both the FSF and the organization(s) kindly giving them the IP addresses and the network.
- We could also change mail server, assuming that someone else than GNUtoo shows up to do the job.
- We could also try to migrate to Trisquel 9 along the way to run a more up to date mail server
- File add-mail-1.png add-mail-1.png added
- File add-mail-2.png add-mail-2.png added
- File server-settings.png server-settings.png added
Here's a workaround.
- In the
Add Mail Accountwizard input your name, Replicant email address and password:
- Fill out the server info like this:
IMAP imap.replicant.us 143 STARTTLS Normal password
SMTP smtp.replicant.us 25 STARTTLS Normal password
STARTTLSis not the correct SSL method for Replicant email servers. Unfortunately this wizard does not allow choosing port 143 in combination with the
SSL/TLSmethod. We'll change this later.
Also, the STMP server does not exist, as Replicant does not allow sending email through their servers. But you must proceed like this, as Thunderbird requires one SMTP server for each account.
Advanced config. A new account will be created. You should be able to see it in the
- Restart Thunderbird.
- Open again the
Account Settings. In the
Server Settingsfor this new account select
- Thunderbird will change the port to
993. Click on it and set to
- Restart Thunderbird.
- Upon restart Thunderbird should be able to fetch your emails. You can double check if port
143is still configured in the