From Carlos Germán Siufi on Fri, 07 Jan 2000
I can't connect to my pop3 account using Netscape Messenger v4.7. My
problem is my user ID. It's the e-mail address. Example:
I think Netscape only sends "username" not "email@example.com". Now I'm using the command fetchmail with the -u parameter. Example:
"fetchmail mail.domain.com -u firstname.lastname@example.org".
It works. How can I fix Netscape Messenger?
My personal inclination would be to use fetchmail to fetch your mail into your local spool (or inbox) and just use Netscape Communicator on that. I'd also configure NS to feed outgoing mail to my MTA (my local copy of sendmail) and let that do my masquerading, or use its support for "from" rewriting (through the genericstable FEATURE) and other mail handling.
If you really insist on using NS' built-in POP and SMTP support and letting it do this stuff directly then I'd just play with the entry in the "Edit, Preferences, Identity" dialog, trying to put in your full username@ domain name address.