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    Mail problems
    Hi there,

    I am having some problems with Mail. I have set it up to work with my AOL account. I can receive emails fine, but when I go to send one, it just gets held in the Outbox folder forever! Here is how I have configured my account:

    Incoming mail server: imap.aol.com
    Username: jackhjharding
    Password: xxxxxxxx

    Outgoing mail server: smtp.aol.com
    Server port: 587
    Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) - ticked
    Authentication: Password
    Username: jackhjharding
    Password: xxxxxxxx

    Can anybody help me?

    Many thanks,

    Jack

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    There seems to be conflicting views on this from both Apple and AOL:
    Quote Originally Posted by Apple
    Mac OS X Mail is not used to retrieve or send AOL mail. A Mac OS X version of AOL software is available. Download and install it to use AOL with Mac OS X.
    LINK

    Yet, AOL says you can do it.
    Quote Originally Posted by AOL
    AOL and AIM's e-mail servers allow you to send and receive e-mail using most common e-mail applications. Setting up Mail.app (Apple® OS® X Mail) is quick and easy.
    Here is a link to their very own support page with proper instructions on how to set it up:How to Use Mac® OS® X to Read and Send AOL® or AIM® E-mail
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    Quote Originally Posted by D3v1L80Y
    There seems to be conflicting views on this from both Apple and AOL:LINK

    Yet, AOL says you can do it. Here is a link to their very own support page with proper instructions on how to set it up:How to Use Mac® OS® X to Read and Send AOL® or AIM® E-mail
    Thanks for your reply. I have followed the instructions but I am still having troubles sending email. They just get held in the Outbox folder!

    Please somebody help me!

    Jack

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