Kmail is an email client that comes as part of the KDE desktop environment on Linux, in for example Kubuntu. There are a few default options on kmail that should be changed.
The setup wizard
If you are using kmail for the first time
- Click Next (or press return)
- Select POP3 for a standard POP account
- Enter your real name, email address and organisation as you want people to see them
- Click Next
- Enter your login name (usually the bit before the @ sign in your address) and password as we have supplied them
- Click Next
- Enter pop.gn.apc.org for incoming and smtp.gn.apc.org for outgoing servers. Ticking SSL security will work, and is preferable to no security, but see below.
- Click Finish
Checking POP/IMAP and SMTP settings are optimal
- Go to Settings > Configure KMail > Accounts
- Click on Receiving > Modify (relevant account) > Extras. Tick Use TLS for secure mail download, which is preferred for security reasons to SSL. “Authentication” can be “PLAIN”.
- If you are using the account from multiple computers and/or webmail, you may want to click back on General and set kmail to leave mail on server for a number of days
- Click on OK to return to the list of accounts, and then on Sending > Extras. Again select TLS and PLAIN.
- Click on General and make sure there is a cross in ‘Server requires authentication’ and enter a username from a POP account.
Any updates to settings will be found here: Settings at a glance