[SOLVED] failed authentication test e-mail merge in LO 5

Running LO (installed yesterday)
on an Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS.
My locale is EN_US UTF-8 wherever applicable, with plain EN_US interface.

I tried setting up the email merge function in Options > LO writer > Mail merge e-mail.

The email account, incoming and outgoing servers are all from google

When testing I get:

  • Establish network connection failed
  • Find outgoing mail server failed


LibreOffice could not connect to the
outgoing mail server. Check your
system’s settings and the settings in
LibreOffice. Check the server name,
the port and the secure connections
– <class ‘poplib.error_proto’>: -ERR EOF, traceback follows
/usr/lib/python3.4/poplib.py:132 in
function _getline() [if not line:
raise error_proto(’-ERR EOF’)]
/usr/lib/python3.4/poplib.py:148 in
function _getresp() [resp, o =
/usr/lib/python3.4/poplib.py:104 in
function init() [self.welcome =
in function connect() [self.server =
poplib.POP3(server, port,

Has anybody seen this before and can anybody help ? Thanks.


You’re one digit off: the SMTP port is 465, not 464. :slight_smile:

Source: https://support.google.com/mail/troubleshooter/1668960?hl=en#ts=1665018,1665144