How to send through a mail through gmail?

Asked by tashi on 2010-02-21


I'd like to manage to send an email with thunderbird through gmail, but I can't manage to do it! I worried about how to receive my emails on my computer, but I did find that I had to set encryption to SS, and so half the problem is solved now!

So it's done for the reception, but I still wonder on how to send emails? I receive a message saying there is a problem when I've tried to send an email to check, and it says: "An error happened while sending the mail. The mail server answers: '5.7.0 Must issue a STARTTLS command first. 37sm2407897vws.15'. Check your mail address set in the parameters, and try again."
I suppose it is the English message for that problem, because I had it in French and the message was: "Une erreur est survenue lors de l'envoi du courrier. Le serveur de courrier a répondu : 5.7.0 Must issue a STARTTLS command first. 37sm2407897vws.15. Veuillez vérifier que votre adresse de courrier électronique dans les paramètres du compte est bien correcte et essayez à nouveau."

Does someone know how to solve that problem?
Thanks to help me, I really need help!

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Best Kevin Hunter (hunteke) said : #1

Google may be of some assistance here. I don't know if you're a POP or IMAP kind of person, but the keywords I used with Google:

gmail with thunderbird howto
  First hit:

gmail with thunderbird imap howto
  First hit:

I believe one of those two pages should set you straight.

tashi (pierre-mirmont) said : #2

I'll read those pages tomorrow, and for your information I am IMAP.
Thanks a million Kevin!

tashi (pierre-mirmont) said : #3

Thanks Kevin Hunter, that solved my question.

tashi (pierre-mirmont) said : #4

Arf, thanks allot Kevin!

You did solve my problem!

Actually the mistake was that I did not ask thunderbird to crypt with SSL the mails sent!
I had to ask to do it for the IMAP, to receive'em, but I did not say it to send the mail... here was the CRAPPY matter!

Thanks a million, Kevin, for your wonderful help!