aahhh!! i need help with Mail in OS X!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by cb911, May 16, 2002.

  1. cb911 macrumors 601

    cb911

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    this is serious, i can't use Mail until i go through the setup. the problem is that i can't find the incoming mail server and outgoing (STMP) mail server. i saw it somewhere, but now i can't remember. does anyone know the address for these servers? i really need to send an email, right now !!!:confused:
     
  2. irmongoose macrumors 68030

    irmongoose

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    if you're talking about sending a mail from a non-apple address, you are going to have to check with your provider for the smtp information...

    if you're talking about sending it with your @mac.com address, you could use the webmail... just go to the apple website -> itools -> webmail.


    or do I not understand your queston?? :confused:





    irmongoose
     
  3. cb911 thread starter macrumors 601

    cb911

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    irmongoose, you've done well, i barely understand the question!:p
    i'm trying to find the server adresses for @mac.com (the adresses for the outgoing and incoming mail servers) Mail in OS X needs this to do the setup, and until i set it up i can't use Mail.
    at least now i can start looking for them at the Apple website.
     
  4. Beej macrumors 68020

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    You need to use:

    mail.mac.com

    You probably coulda guessed it!
     
  5. cb911 thread starter macrumors 601

    cb911

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    thanks Beej. i just couldn't remember what it was or where i saw it. i eventually found them at the iTools online help.

    for anyone else who's wondering:

    incoming mail server - mail.mac.com

    outgoing (SMTP)mail server - smtp.mac.com ( i think thats what it is, or its STMP. i've really confused myself now):rolleyes:
     
  6. mac15 macrumors 68040

    mac15

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    I hate mail but it has the text and the quartz haveen (sorry for the simpsons joke:D )
    entourage is nice
    does this have anything to do with the topic
    nooo it doesn't
     
  7. Beej macrumors 68020

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    SMTP. Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.
     
  8. cb911 thread starter macrumors 601

    cb911

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    thanks again Beej. i'll never forget that now.
     
  9. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    What was wrong with just putting your details in the Internet Preferences and setting mail to use them?
     

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