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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Aug 30, 2009
    Set-up Mail on OSX Lion

    Need an expert here.

    Installed OSX Lion and set up my hotmail and gmail accounts using Apple Mail (updated version 5.0 I think?) and everything worked fine for a couple of days.

    Now I can't send any emails only receive them. The sent icon continuously spins with the message offline????? I deleted the accounts and tried to start again, but still offline.........

    I have tried looking at various post's and for everything everybody is explaining to me simply does not work - I don't even get the same pop-up windows they are suggesting.

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    Member Since
    Dec 09, 2010
    Currently 13" Late 2010 MBA, 4GB/128GB; Early 2011 13" MBP, dual core i7 2.7ghz, 4gb ram, 500gb hd
    Found this from the MacRumors forums...

    On the hotmail website I have found the following:
    SMTP (outgoing) server:
    SMTP port: 25
    If you run into problems sending mail, try "587" for the SMTP port instead.
    SMTP SSL required: yes
    SMTP authentication: yes
    SMTP user name: your full Windows Live Hotmail email address
    SMTP password: your Windows Live Hotmail password

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Aug 30, 2009
    Thanks for that. Did what you said and it still did not work - However, I noticed the time and date were wrong, so altered the time and date correctly and it worked...........? God knows.

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