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Re: Upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10: now email doesn't work
On 2019-11-28 07:48, Eliot Moss wrote:
> On 11/28/2019 8:01 AM, Mike via cygwin wrote:
>> After upgrading to Windows 10, Cygwin smtp email doesn't work.
>> Get the error:
>>> $ echo "this is a test"|email -s "test" email@example.com
>>> email: FATAL: Smtp error: Lost connection with SMTP server
>> Here's my config:
>>> $ email-config
>>> Please enter your From: name (e.g., John Doe) [Mike]:
>>> Please enter your From: email address [firstname.lastname@example.org]:
>>> Please enter your Reply-to: email address [email@example.com]:
>>> Enter 1 to use sendmail or 2 to use a SMTP server :
>>> Please enter the address of your SMTP server [smtp.mail.yahoo.com]:
>>> Please enter the SMTP port number : 465 # I've tried ports: 587,25,995 as
>>> well with no success
>>> Please select SMTP authentication (1 for none, 2 for LOGIN, 3 for PLAIN) :
>>> 2 # I've tried none, and PLAIN also with no success
>>> Please enter your SMTP username [firstname.lastname@example.org]:
>>> Please enter your SMTP password [xpaaswordx]:
>>> Use TLS (true or false)? [true]:
>>> Please check the configuration file /etc/email/email.conf for correctness.
>> Any suggestions how to debug or alternative ways to get email working to Yahoo?
> Perhaps Windows 10 is being more aggressive about firewalls, etc. That's
> a place I would check. (I'm not familiar with the "email" program in
> particular, but I see that it's a usual cygwin package, so it should be ok.)
Outgoing should not be a problem. Your Yahoo mail settings should be okay:
Test with email -V for verbose output.
Your ISP should also offer SMTP access and provide instructions: just change the
SMTP server info above.
If you have bind-utils installed, you can find your local ISP MX with:
$ ipconfig | sed
| xargs host | sed '/^[^ ]*\smail\sis\shandled\sby\s[0-9]*\s\([^ ]*\)$/!d;s//\1/'
which can also be handy when you have a lap top on WiFi.
Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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