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    Encrypted Mail Problem (Thunderbird 1.0)

    I'm trying to sort out a problem (for my Step-ma) sending mail using Thunderbird, which may be something to do with Norton Internet Security, but as I use neither myself I can't tell where the problem is. (Connection is through BTInternet)

    Thundbird starts, connects and downloads from a gmail account OK.
    Attempting to send brings up the message below, but I can't tell if it is invoked by Thunderbird or Norton.
    Disabling Norton doesn't make any difference.
    Searching for help on 'how to transmit encrypted mail' in either program is pointless as neither seems to know anything about it.
    Thunderbird is set to 'Do Not Encrypt this Message'.

    I don't believe any settings have been deliberately changed by anyone. The only thing worthy of mentioning is that she attempted to update Firebird a couple of days ago and ended getting a BSOD - the problem has only existed since then.

    Anyone got any clues?
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    Re: Encrypted Mail Problem (Thunderbird 1.0)

    Does Gmail require an SSL connection to send (usually on a high port number rather than port 25)? That's a fairly common anti-spam strategy. If so, that could explain why the "connection" is encrypted. But where that message originates, I know not.

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    Re: Encrypted Mail Problem (Thunderbird 1.0)

    Got it, thanks.
    The settings must have got corrupted and had been reset to their default. It *was* the port number, although why it never occurred to me to check that on the gmail website I'll never know.
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    Re: Encrypted Mail Problem (Thunderbird 1.0)

    Now that you've solved the problem I'll ask ya the question that your original post raised in my mind. Is your use of the "nickname" for MA something that's common over your way? I thought it was something that us New Yawkers say and have never known the origins of the phrase. On a personal note, MY mother would not allow us kids to call her MA, period! It was "Mother" or we got a whuppin' ...

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    Re: Encrypted Mail Problem (Thunderbird 1.0)

    As far as I'm concerned, I used the term as an abbreviation rather than a nick-name - normally I would refer to her by her christian name. Its use is not uncommon in some parts of this country, and I would have thought quite widespread in the USA outside of New York too.

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    Re: Encrypted Mail Problem (Thunderbird 1.0)

    I thought so too, 'cause calling one's mother "Ma" was quite common up Northeast, but as I moved further South, the words Mom or Mama are much more popular with folks, with or without the stepmom prefix. So much so that my wife has always referred to herself as "Mama" when speaking to our son ("...let Mama show you how to do that...") but for some reason HE has always called her Mom and I guess it's because that's what everyone else does. OK, enough. I just was curious.

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    Re: Encrypted Mail Problem (Thunderbird 1.0)

    To a lot of women the term "Ma" was felt to be a OLDER women. Hence some are offended by it. It also comes to mind the "Ma Pa Kettle" image and some of that era were also offended.

    The term is used in every state that I have been in (most have beeen in the West) , so it is not just a NE or Southern term.

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