New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Apps and Games Discussion of applications and games available for Mac OS X.

Mail help!


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
TBoblp

 
TBoblp's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 11, 2006
Location: South Florida
Posts: 140
TBoblp is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 20" Intel iMac, 15" Powerbook G4 (sold), 20GB iPod (nearing death)

TBoblp is offline
I had to teinstall OSX a few days ago and ever since then I could not send outgoing mail. It just says my server timed out on port 25 or something like that. I can receive mail fine, but i cant send it. any ideas? i havent messed with any settings at all either

Jazz is life

"Master your instrument, master the music, and then forget all that **** and just play.
-Charlie Parker
QUOTE Thanks
rman

 
rman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 24, 2002
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 12,591
rman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud of
Mac Specs: 2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi

rman is offline
You will need to check your out going mail setting. Should be along the line of: smtp.isp.com/net or mail.isp.com/net.

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!
QUOTE Thanks
TBoblp

 
TBoblp's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 11, 2006
Location: South Florida
Posts: 140
TBoblp is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 20" Intel iMac, 15" Powerbook G4 (sold), 20GB iPod (nearing death)

TBoblp is offline
its set to smtp.mac.com:tboblp, the default setting, yet it still says timed out on port 25.

Jazz is life

"Master your instrument, master the music, and then forget all that **** and just play.
-Charlie Parker
QUOTE Thanks
rman

 
rman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 24, 2002
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 12,591
rman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud of
Mac Specs: 2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi

rman is offline
Are you using mac mail or bellsouth mail?

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!
QUOTE Thanks
TBoblp

 
TBoblp's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 11, 2006
Location: South Florida
Posts: 140
TBoblp is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 20" Intel iMac, 15" Powerbook G4 (sold), 20GB iPod (nearing death)

TBoblp is offline
.mac mail service, through the mac mail client, bellsouth internet service.

Jazz is life

"Master your instrument, master the music, and then forget all that **** and just play.
-Charlie Parker
QUOTE Thanks
rman

 
rman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 24, 2002
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 12,591
rman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud of
Mac Specs: 2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi

rman is offline
I found this on the Apple site under the .mac tab.


Using the .Mac Mail SMTP server

If your email application supports authenticated SMTP, you can use
smtp.mac.com as your SMTP server. This allows you to send mail from locations where you cannot use your ISP's SMTP server.

Mac OS X Mail supports authenticated SMTP and is set up to use smtp.mac.com for .Mac Mail accounts by default.

Note: Some ISPs restrict access to the TCP port (25) used by SMTP. If your ISP is blocking port 25, you can use your email application to change the port to 587 and try again. If you continue to have trouble sending mail using smtp.mac.com, switch back to your ISP's SMTP server.

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!
QUOTE Thanks
rman

 
rman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 24, 2002
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 12,591
rman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud of
Mac Specs: 2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi

rman is offline
And also this.


I can't send mail

If you're having trouble sending mail from the mail application on your computer, there are a few things you can try.

If you can't send mail:

Make sure you're connected to the Internet. Open your web browser and see if you can view a page such as www.apple.com.

If you can connect to the Internet, go to www.mac.com, and then click Network Status (under Support) to check for any email system outages. If there are problems with the Apple web server, you will see an alert informing you of a temporary outage.

If you recently changed your member password, open your email application and change the password for your .Mac Mail account as well. Also, if you're using Mac OS X version 10.3 or later, open System Preferences, click .Mac, and type your new password; or, if you're using a version of Mac OS X earlier than version 10.3, open System Preferences, click Internet, and type your new password on the .Mac or iTools tab.

Check your email program settings and make sure you are using either your ISP's SMTP server or smtp.mac.com. To find out your ISP's SMTP server address, read the information you received when you signed up for your account, visit your ISP's website, call its support line, or look at the settings for another email account that uses your ISP's server.

If you use smtp.mac.com for your SMTP server, make sure you enable SMTP authentication in your email program using your .Mac member name and password, and make sure the email address in the From field of your email message matches your .Mac member name. If the trouble continues, switch your email program to use your ISP's SMTP server instead.

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,481
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.9.4, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!

dtravis7 is offline
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106683

read all of that. Make sure you have everything checked it says there for your SMTP .Mac account.
QUOTE Thanks
TBoblp

 
TBoblp's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 11, 2006
Location: South Florida
Posts: 140
TBoblp is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 20" Intel iMac, 15" Powerbook G4 (sold), 20GB iPod (nearing death)

TBoblp is offline
thanks alot guys, time to go eat but it looks like ill have enough info to get it fixed when i come back!

Jazz is life

"Master your instrument, master the music, and then forget all that **** and just play.
-Charlie Parker
QUOTE Thanks
TBoblp

 
TBoblp's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 11, 2006
Location: South Florida
Posts: 140
TBoblp is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 20" Intel iMac, 15" Powerbook G4 (sold), 20GB iPod (nearing death)

TBoblp is offline
nothing seems to be working. is there a way to uninstall and reinstall 'mail' with the osx cd or some other way?

Jazz is life

"Master your instrument, master the music, and then forget all that **** and just play.
-Charlie Parker
QUOTE Thanks
dfordean

 
dfordean's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 01, 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 10
dfordean is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Imac 20" 2.4GHz Leopard

dfordean is offline
I had same problem as TBoblp. I changed to the isp smtp setting and all worked fine.
QUOTE Thanks
illy5603

 
illy5603's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 19, 2007
Location: Sacramento, California
Posts: 116
illy5603 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 2.4 ghz "new" 24" iMac

illy5603 is offline
My advice would be to use your ISP's SMTP (outbound) mail server settings for ALL of your e-mail accounts, yes, even your dotmac mail, it works fine. Just enter your ISP's information in "Account Information - Outgoing Mail Server". I know for me (comcast customer, they block port 25) I had to switch ports to 587.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Setting Up Hotmail Email using a MAC based Email Programme? | Safari »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Mail mycough OS X - Apps and Games 4 09-20-2009 07:24 PM
Mail Mail, oh my poor mail... Steve1 OS X - Apps and Games 0 05-12-2006 09:14 AM
OSX Mail - Setting root mail folder DanT OS X - Apps and Games 1 11-23-2005 12:34 PM
Mail Folder "exclusively locked" by user klippe OS X - Apps and Games 3 09-06-2005 07:20 PM
Mail Account Transfer biggerstronger OS X - Apps and Games 0 05-23-2005 11:29 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?