Can default mail ports be changed in Empathy?

Asked by Al Corkins on 2010-09-23

For security reasons, my ISP requires the use of port 465 for smtp and 995 for pop, rather than port 25. I could not find how to change from the default port in empathy, so I ended up using Thunderbird.

I'd like to try empathy as it seems more integrated with Ubuntu, but I need the ability to change ports.

My ISP is one of the US nationwide providers, so I would imagine there might be a lot of need for this.

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Al Corkins (boat-guy) said : #1

Sorry, I meant to say Evolution - I guess being up late at night and tired leads to mistakes.

Best Liam Dunn (ldunn) said : #2

When you create an account, and it asks you for your POP server, enter the server, and then append ":995" to it. Note the colon at the start. Do a similar thing when it asks you for your SMTP server, do the same thing, appending ":465" instead. Hopefully this helps

Al Corkins (boat-guy) said : #3

Thanks, that worked.

Al Corkins (boat-guy) said : #4

Thanks Liam Dunn, that solved my question.