Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 15, 2011, 02:07 PM   #1
blueflame
macrumors 6502a
 
blueflame's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Studio City
Lycos Mail and OS X Mail Application help?

I just got lycos mail, so I could send large files, I cannot fir the life of me get it to work with my Mail app in OS X.


any suggestions or details step by step? lycos help is useless.
I feel like I have all the right settings and just cannot get it.

pop.lycos.com
smtp.lycos.com
email@lycos.com
password

use ssl
password authentication


i feel like an idiot.
blueflame is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2011, 02:45 PM   #2
Mal
macrumors 603
 
Mal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Orlando
First, are you using the free or the paid version? Like Yahoo, Lycos mail doesn't support POP access for free accounts.

If you're using the paid version that supports it, the correct settings appear to be:

Code:
pop.mail.lycos.com
smtp.mail.lycos.com
youremail@lycos.com
password
jW
__________________
The Bearded Nerd
13" MacBook Pro; 64GB iPod touch
"It's a real burn, being right so often."
NoiseTrade.com/Walker
Mal is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2011, 03:05 PM   #3
blueflame
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
blueflame's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Studio City
I am using the paid version, but I still cannot seem to get it to work, it just always has that triangle sign next to the inbox
blueflame is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2011, 03:55 PM   #4
Tailpike1153
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Do you have Lycos mail setup on your iPhone(if you have one)? I have that issue with Yahoo! mail before. If I was in mail on my iPhone I couldn't pull new mail. Out of habit, I close out of mail on my iPhone when i'm at home so I can check on my iMac.
Tailpike1153 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2011, 04:20 PM   #5
Panch0
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Northern Virginia, USA
Their help is sketchy at best.
Here's the link: https://help.lycos.com/kb_cat.php?id=131#2002-EPJX-8466

Synopsis: They recommend using IMAP, but the instructions to set up an iPhone are using POP - hmmm...
in the iPhone instructions they say to turn SSL OFF, but in the outlook instructions, they say that you can optionally use SSL - again, this makes my go hmmmm...

They don't have explicit instructions for mail.app, but they do have them for Outlook 2003(????). In this case, they are using IMAP rather than POP, but I think the key setting is that they set the incoming server port to 143. IIRC, 143 is the default IMAP port, but 443 is the Secure IMAP port.

If you turn off SSL, it may work...

Hope that helps.
Panch0 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mail Application inco9nito99 Mac Basics and Help 3 Aug 23, 2013 11:09 AM
All iPads: Unified "Sent" mailbox in Mail (or any other mail application) desertman iPad 5 Feb 13, 2013 03:28 PM
How does one effectively stop mail spam (real mail, not e-mail)? someguy Community Discussion 9 Dec 31, 2012 01:15 AM
Mail Application Alkalidodo MacBook Pro 3 Aug 25, 2012 04:04 PM
Mail Application Help! araah Mac OS X 10.7 Lion 3 Jul 19, 2012 12:42 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:46 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC