Unhelpful SMTP error
|Reported by:||Matt Molyneaux||Owned by:|
We had a user in the IRC channel who had an issue with getting email verification setup. Based on the error they received¹ they assumed that MediaGoblin could route mail to remote hosts on its own². They were slightly confused by all this.
We should catch such errors and provide a more descriptive error that doesn't require the reading of Python tracebacks to understand. Something like "Couldn't contact mail server on <host>:<port>" would be far more helpful.
Feel free to contact me on IRC (moggers87) if you're thinking of tackling this ticket and are unfamiliar with MediaGoblin's internals.
²: it cannot