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    SMTP problem
    Hello,

    I just bought my first mac the other day and I love it so far. It's a new macbook.

    The only issue I have right now is that I cant send mail. I'm using "Mail" as my client.

    I've tried every possible SMTP configuration and settings I know how and my messages just sit in the outbox.

    I receive messages just fine and I am using the same SMTP server names I use with my PC.

    I've probably setup email clients on PC 1000 times with no problem.....I dont know what I'm doing wrong.

    Any suggestions would be great!

    Thank you.

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    does your ISp block port 25? This is pretty common. What ports are you using in windows?
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    I'm using port 25 on the PC and I have the mac set to the 3-port option including port 25.

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    Who is your ISP? I use AT&T DSL and they require you to use their outgoing mail server for all addresses.

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    do you have authentication setup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaygray View Post
    Who is your ISP? I use AT&T DSL and they require you to use their outgoing mail server for all addresses.

    ISP is charter. domain is hosted with a webhost co.
    I've tried charter's smtp and my webhost smtp and they both work on the PC, but neither work on the mac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dysfunction View Post
    do you have authentication setup?
    no auth.

    tried it on the mac with password auth, but didnt work.

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    Same Problem
    I am having exactly the same problem as you with my new Macbook (with the same specs). I have tried Macmail and Thunderbird with every possible combination of settings. And my colleague who has an older Macbook has no problem connecting to the server with the exact same smtp settings through the same internet connection!

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    Do either (both) of you have the firewall turned on? If so, try turning it off.
    mike
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    I finally got mine to work by removing the 2 accounts I had setup, starting from scratch again and setting everything up fresh. For some unknown reason, everything works fine now.

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    Sometimes it just takes time for it to work. Can't explain it any better if I wanted to!
    I love my macs!

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