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Hostname field cannot be blank

Contributed by: Michael Alderete
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

The hostname field in the Network preferences application should not be blank. If it is, your outgoing mail will not be sent (with the current version of the BeOS).

You can put anything in this field, but a single word with only alphanumeric characters is best. Something like “cantBeBlank” works fine; so does “feersum-endjun”.

Don’t add your domain to the hostname. In other words, use “cantBeBlank”, not “cantBeBlank.company.com”. Doing so can trigger another bug in the current release…

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