KMail 1,000,000,000th Second Bug Looms

If you did not heed our warning from six months ago and are still using KMail < (from KDE 1.x), you are advised to please upgrade to KDE 2.2 (or KDE 2.1.x) immediately. In about a week the bizarre KMail 1,000,000,000th second bug will strike, which can cause corruption of your mail folders. Details about the bug are available here.

The KMail developers recommend that users update to KDE 2.2, which includes a newer KMail with many other bugs fixed and many new features. According to KMail developer Daniel Naber,

The new version of KMail will use old mail files without problems.
However, once the new version is installed one should not switch back to
the old version because of changes in the index files and configuration
file. Just to be sure, we recommend that users make a backup of their mail
folder (~/Mail) and compress all folders before switching to the new

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by Rosalind Kennedy (not verified)

I can not send or reply to my E-mail! What is wrong, or what am I doing wrong.

Thank you,

by Rosalind Kennedy (not verified)

I can not send or reply to my E-mail! What is wrong, or what am I doing wrong.

Thank you,

by carol e smith (not verified)

icannot send emails. comes up as an error.

by EJ (not verified)

I am having the same problem. What did you do?


by Ricketman (not verified)

i had a hard time receiving email too, by following their instructions.
But it turns out that told us to check required SSL in the advanced tab for port 995 to receive, 465 to send.

all have to be done is use their outgoing mail server: correspond to your account with them. and use port 465 without the check for outgoing port. and it works fine for me.

by Robert Burns (not verified)


I have the current version of Eudora Pro, have been unable to restore my paid mode status (once advised that Eudora no longer provides TS nor accepts paid users), have Windows XPSP2, have used Eudora Pro for 12 years and will fight before I use crap webmail or crap Outlook, and I have AT&T-Yahoo DSL service with webhosting and forwarding by Yahoo (probably with premium service). I recently encountered increasingly more frequent but intermittant error messages with outgoing E-mails that inevitably require 2-4 tries to successfully leave my computer; your error messages give no reason. I have received differing advice from AT&T TS staff who have had me change my incoming and outgoing server info in Eudora from SBCGlobal to ATT but otherwise have made no substantial change. I've been advised that there are new servers and changes but that "AT&T does not support Eudora" as if Eudora were the problem. My suspicion is that AT&T unlawfully obstructs my Eudora E-mailing and if the problem isn't somehow fixed I want to confront AT&T in Court and/or before the PUC.

by Hubert Young (not verified)

I have been working for two weeks trying to get my E-Mail to work, I have changed the numbers that you sent me, I can receive but it will not send I get a 500 error I am useing Incredemail can you help me I really need it. Thanks

by james bilderback (not verified)

I need help sending out my e-mail.

by Fiona (not verified)

I had this problem after updating for SSL security with AT&T Yahoo. After a lot of poking around, I finally figured out that the "automatic" updater from AT&T had created a new account which contained all the new information - the info. The old account, which had the information still remained. For some reason, all the outgoing mail was being sent under this account. Finally, I tried deleting the old account and now I can send email again.

What I did was go into TOOLS from the Outlook Express menu. Go down to ACCOUNTS. It is there that I saw "Fiona" (the new account AT&T setup using their automatic Outlook updater) and one that said This second one is what I deleted. (I figured this out by watching VERY closely the messges that flashed by after I hit the "send/receive" button)

As soon as I did this, I was able to send messages again. I hope this works for you.

by Sue (not verified)

How do I remedy this problem? I can't send out email from Outlook Express since I changed over to sbc hookup. The Outlook is incredibly faster than the sbc yahoo mail. I have dial up.

by jc (not verified)

Toggle the "My server requires authentification" when setting up your account (in the server tab). The same happened to me following installation of PALM OS, do not ask me why...

by Ed Hanson (not verified)

Thanks for your advice. I have spent hours trying to figure this out and your simple solution worked!

by James H. McLaughlin (not verified)

I am using Olypia Comedia Master program and although I have signed up to process e-mail, all I get is the message that indicates that pop 530authentication is required. What is this and how do I get past this halting problem. I need to send out pictures and are unable to get past this.
Help please.

by ak (not verified)

Yep - that was the right answer for me too. Thanks a bunch - simple.

by Kathi Bevan (not verified)

i am trying to get incredimail and they say go to this site help

by Andrew Kopp (not verified)

You need to make sure it sends with secure authentication in outlook or outlook express. Don't log in with secure authentication but send. It does work give it a try.

by Zed (not verified)

Sorry, i was looking for how to fix the problem, figured it out myself. I dont know if somebody already answered the question lol skipped to the bottom, but anyways, on outlook express, go to tools > accounts > properties of the yahoo account needing fixing > servers tab > and all you have to do is check the box that says "my server requires authentication". Then just send all messages normally, all works. =D nice to help for once lmfao

by oly+nana (not verified)

add me please

by oly+nana (not verified)

add me please

by Angela Lant (not verified)

When I got tarifa plana 24hr it said I would get pop, incredimail, ect,ect. I cant seem to use either, what am I doing wrong.

by Jennifer Nelsen (not verified)

Please authenticate for my Incredimail Xe service. Thank you.

by Ken Taylor (not verified)

I have the same setup on my outlook on my desktop as my laptop. The desktop responds but my laptop does not.

What do you recommend?

by Ken Taylor (not verified)

I have the same setup on my outlook on my desktop as my laptop. The desktop responds but my laptop does not.

What do you recommend?

by Mona Montgomery (not verified)

I can't figure out how to get POP authenticated by Yahoo either.

by jad (not verified)

hi dear .
please notify me what i should do to be yahoo be able to use stmp servers.

by mahdieh (not verified)

hi dear .
please notify me what i should do to be yahoo be able to use stmp servers.

by mahdieh (not verified)

hi dear .
please notify me what i should do to be yahoo be able to use stmp servers.

by my (not verified)

no way

by kaz (not verified)

i want to use incredimail for my emails but cannot due to no pop authentication. please help.

by Ken Harris (not verified)

How do you obtain authentication for pop ? K

by Dorothy Malette (not verified)

The message could not be sent because the server rejected the sender's e-mail address. The sender's e-mail address was '[email protected]'. Subject 'Rendezvous', Account: '', Server: '', Protocol: SMTP, Server Response: '530 authentication required - for help go to', Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 530, Error Number: 0x800CCC78

by rksoni (not verified)

I am unable to sent my mails because of the error no. 530 authentication is required. Please help or provide authentication.


by ramil vital (not verified)

there is an error 530 authentication recquired when sending mail

by Kenneth Rose (not verified)

I, have the same problem.

by Rick (not verified)

Far as I know,since about 2000,Yahoo stopped sending forwarded mail to third party mail habndlers,i.e. Eudora,Opera,etc. no POP3 as far as since then,,now if anyone knows a workaround,please let me know,it wouod be great to have that information for others too... BBBYE< be well RICK

by mark (not verified)

I have Installed windows EP and I can not send any email.It says error server 530 error #ox800ccc78.dont know what to do next.please help

by Alfonso D'Agata (not verified)

i don't know wat to do

by Dial Nielson (not verified)

can't seem to send emails from incredimail and am not sure why.

by LINDA (not verified)


by Lena (not verified)

I have been trying to receive e-mails an as well as send. Nothing comeup on my side or the party I sent them to. I too am haveing problems with little notes appearing on screen. Before I decide to just give up maybe you can tell me why it is not accepting my server or password. Yahoo said that the attempt to sending something to incredimail faild permanently. Why??????

by kewal (not verified)

please help

by Pamela Cipriano (not verified)

I don't know what I'm supposed to do or what this means.


by Jim (not verified)

I have had incredimail with high speed cable and all worked fine. Now I have gone with DSL and nothing works. Mail will not go or recive. have done about every thing that is passable as far as web pages explantions.Come to think of it how will you respond???

by H.K. (not verified)

I've got the same problem. How did you correct the 530 authentication requirement?

by Jan Ryan (not verified)

Please help me with pop auth

by Emanuela (not verified)

finally I resolved this problem, if anybody need helps... I get out in this way ..

configure mail ----- net -----
Name : John DOe
host: smtp.blah blah..( your provider smtp for exaple yahoo italy
autentication required chenk yes( ..and then if your mail is
[email protected])
login John
Password ( your mail password)
no cript message
authentication plain

Name John Doe
Login John
Password ( mail password)
criptography check no
authentication text in plain

in this way i can receive and send mail ..sorry for my english, i hope i've beeen helpful

by Alice Maciver (not verified)

I am not able to send emails.

by Lilly (not verified)

hi ...folks...
i was havin´the same problem....
so the only thing you have to do for sending and receiving emails...
in your account click .. authentication for the server....
right !

by Beth Snyder (not verified)

Could you explain to me what to do for the 530 authentication to be able to send out e-mail

by kenole (not verified)

Go into incrediMail and under tools go to accounts. Highlight your connection and go to properties, Then go to Servers and under that put a check in my server requires authentication this wil clear up the 530 authentication error message. ken