Apple Mail.app in Starbucks and Borders...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by the Helix, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. the Helix macrumors regular

    the Helix

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    For some reason, when I am at Starbucks or Borders and am hooked up to the T-mobile line there, I can readily retrieve all my e-mail through Apple's Mail.app, but when it comes to sending e-mail through that same app., I have never been able to send anything out of it.

    So why am I able to retrieve my e-mail through Apple's Mail.app, but I am not able to send e-mail through it? Wierd.

    Thanks for any help anyone can give regarding this.
     
  2. Applespider macrumors G4

    Applespider

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    It's probably to do with your regular ISPs mail server policies. Some ISPs only let you sent out through their servers when you're connected to their network. It's to stop spam being sent out primarily. Check with your ISP to see whether you can use their mailservers from outside their network if you authenticate with your username/password.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    They're probably just filtering the SMTP port (port 25) from anything but T-Mobile's servers. A good idea, 'cause otherwise they might help promote spam and viruses that use this to propagate.

    B
     
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

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    Yep

    Correct, it has nothing to do with your computer.

    Short answer is, use webmail.
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    ...or get a Gmail account, and use Gmail's smtp for outgoing mail whenever you're not at home... :)
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Many ISPs have an authenticated method for sending mail via other ISPs (Earthlink, for example, uses smtpauth.earthlink.net, with a supplied name and password).

    I've been able to use that to send/receive email at my local Starbucks.
     
  7. the Helix thread starter macrumors regular

    the Helix

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    I found the answer

    All you need to do is change the smtp port from "25" to "587" and then you are good to go!

    Hope that this may help anyone else who experiences this problem.
     

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