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Aldo

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Sep 18, 2020
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Okay I figured it out. The secret passphrase needs to be compatible with an SMTP username; it cannot contain any special characters that a password generator may come up with. The attached PDF is a how-to, with screenshots.

I use Interlink Mail & News - a modern and actively developed incarnation of the Thunderbird-style technology base, built on a modern and actively developed incarnation of UXP, the best application platform from the Mozilla of old.

Interlink is much more capable of handling my demanding email usage than recent versions of TB, and doesn't crash nearly as often.

To clear up confusion above, *reading* from a news server uses an NNTP port on an incoming connection, while *posting* to a news server uses an SMTP port on an outgoing connection. This does *not* mean the server accepts email. Both connections can be an SSL port or a non-SSL port.
 

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Barry Wallis

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Okay I figured it out. The secret passphrase needs to be compatible with an SMTP username; it cannot contain any special characters that a password generator may come up with. The attached PDF is a how-to, with screenshots.

I use Interlink Mail & News - a modern and actively developed incarnation of the Thunderbird-style technology base, built on a modern and actively developed incarnation of UXP, the best application platform from the Mozilla of old.

Interlink is much more capable of handling my demanding email usage than recent versions of TB, and doesn't crash nearly as often.

To clear up confusion above, *reading* from a news server uses an NNTP port on an incoming connection, while *posting* to a news server uses an SMTP port on an outgoing connection. This does *not* mean the server accepts email. Both connections can be an SSL port or a non-SSL port.
Thank you very much. That PDF file is exactly what I needed.
 

Aldo

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Sep 18, 2020
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Thank you very much. That PDF file is exactly what I needed.
Might have to take another pass at this. Cancel worked a few times, and then I continued changing things supposedly to agree with the how-to, and eventually Cancel became greyed out. Duh. Will try again tomorrow.
 
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DanR

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Sep 17, 2020
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Cancel worked a few times
Thanks for the PDF! Very useful.

I was experimenting with TB late last night re posting and cancelling. There was a lot of seemingly random non-repeatability re cancelling posts., and with getting/not getting a Poster header line. :(
 

AlanD

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Sep 18, 2020
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There was some discussion and testing in the Newsgroups some months ago about this issue.

Basically, when Steve did the latest upgrade to the News Server, he also had to apply his customisations for CECIL-ID (required to allow cancellation) and support of alternative ports.

IIRC, the concensus was that, for some unknown reason, if you posted using the secure port, in some cases, the post did not get a Poster-ID, and thus cancellations could not match it. There were no problems when using the standard NNTP port (119) and since postings are inherently public, there seemed little urgency in diagnosing and fixing the problem on the secure port.