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How set Default vs. specific outgoing server

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Hi, I have a few email accounts that are associated with my own web site.

In TB: Tools | Account Settings | Outgoing Server (SMTP)

I have 3 entries: - entry for Default Server (which is the smtp of my local ISP) - entry for email address 1 which gives the mail server address of my web site mail server - entry for email address 2 which gives the mail server address of my web site mail server

NOTE: the outgoing settings (when I select Edit) for account 1 and account 2, seem to be identical. Neither one of them seem to indicate to use the Default Server.

When I send emails for address 1, TB uses the mail server of my web site mail server.

When I send emails for address 2, TB uses the DEFAULT mail server.

Why do they behave differently? I cannot find the setting that determines which is used.

Any help is much appreciated !

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I cannot find the setting that determines which is used.

At the top right of the Thunderbird window, click the menu button > Account Settings

In the left pane select the account name - Outgoing Server (SMTP). Select the desired outgoing server from the drop-down menu.

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Dear christ1,

Thank you for your kind reply.

I am still not knowing what to do.

As I explained in my original post, I have been there, and done that.

The entry for account 1 seems to be identical to account 2, but they behave differently when mail is sent.

Is there some setting/selection to accomplish before following your steps?


TIA  !

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In Account Settings, look for 'Outgoing Server (SMTP)' at the bottom of the left pane. All your SMTP servers are defined there. Verify their settings.

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