I’m trying to use an email client to use an email address tied to a domain hosted on Dreamhost. I’ve tried two clients (Thunderbird and Geary) on Ubuntu 14.04. After manually setting the settings Geary gives me a message “SMTP Connection Error”. Thunderbird manual configuration says “Thunderbird failed to find the settings for your email account”. The settings I’m using in Thunderbird are:
your name: my name
email address: email@example.com
Incoming: IMAP : mail.mydomain.com : 993 : SSL/TLS : Autodetect
Outgoing: SMTP : mail.mydomain.com : 587 : SSL/TLS : Autodetect
I have also tried the same settings with “Normal Password” and with “Autodetect” for all ports and protocols.
I’m not sure if I’m configuring something wrong or if there’s something about the server I’m not understanding?
Thanks for any help!
p.s. - Does Dreamhost support STARTTLS? Should I be using that? I see conflicting info on the web.