Issue 64437 - Mail merge e-mail less strict in SMTP
Summary: Mail merge e-mail less strict in SMTP
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: printing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.2
Hardware: PC Windows, all
: P3 Minor (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2006-04-17 20:38 UTC by cbn
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:45 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-beta
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Description cbn 2006-04-17 20:38:32 UTC
The Mail Merge wizard has an option to send e-mail as the "output" from 
printing. The e-mails are sent using the SMTP settings in 'Tools -> Options -> 
Open Writer -> Mail Merge E-mail'. 

Using the functionality to send messages is not possible when you use your ISP 
SMTP server. This produces an error message with the information that the e-
mail address you stated in the settings is not allowed or something like that. 
The exact error message cannot be stated here (refer to issue 64436,, but it was shown the 
first time I tried to use Mail Merger to send e-mails.

For a normal user like me, then I'd not be using a local SMTP server to send 
the e-mail. I will be using the SMTP server my ISP is putting at my disposal. 
Thus the authentication etc. should be made by him - and not built-in to the 
core of the Mail Merge functionality. Alternative, it should be possible to 
state a setting saying 'by-pass local security check'.

I understand the purpose, but to the use that a normal user will have (like 
me - managing multiple sport clubs and ad-hoc e-mailing), then the current 
implementation is not good enough. And the current state is that I have to 
stick with MS Office to do the job for me.
Comment 1 cbn 2006-04-17 20:41:35 UTC
Thinking about the issue, then Mail Merger works differently from OO in this 
area. When you mail from the application using 'File -> Send...' then you are 
being asked which e-mail profile to use. 

This will be a simple solution to the issue raised here - either use a profile 
on the local machine - or use the SMTP settings.
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2006-04-18 10:35:38 UTC
Reassigned to HI.
Comment 3 Edwin Sharp 2014-03-13 17:21:07 UTC
Confirmed with
AOO410m14(Build:9760)  -  Rev. 1573601
2014-03-03 17:47:48 (Mo, 03 Mrz 2014)
Win 7
Comment 4 Marcus 2017-05-20 10:45:23 UTC
Reset the assignee to the default "".