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How can I connect to my outgoing mail server?

asked 2018-04-11 20:20:21 +0100

margaret gravatar image

Hi. I have a question about mail merge. I'm using version 5.4.5, and can't connect to my outgoing mail server. I think I need to use port 587 for my mail server -- is there some reason that this won't work for libreoffice? I tried Libreoffice versions 4 and 6 but they crashed before getting through the mail merge wizard.

I'd really appreciate any help! Thanks.

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There is no email client to use in LO. Can you explain what it is you are trying to do in a bit more detail?

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answered 2018-04-14 10:46:59 +0100

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updated 2018-04-15 12:34:01 +0100

I think that the following steps should solve your problem. I'm using LO (x64) on Windows 10 (x64).

  • From a Writer document go to Tools>Options, then LibreOffice Writer>Mail Merge Email then enter enter your name, E-mail address and Server name (in my case this was
  • The port was set to 25 by default, just accept this (this is what I did).
  • Test the settings by clicking on Test Settings at the bottom right in the window. In my case this had no errors, so I tested things by opening a Writer document that I wanted to send as an email attachment.
  • Then I went to File>Send>Email document, this opened up my email program (Thunderbird in my case) where I just needed to enter the usual email recipient and message before sending the email as usual. LibreOffice had set up the attachment for me.

If this solves your problem please tick the answer and perhaps favour me with an up vote by way of encouragement.

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