Cannot send email..

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Laxer, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. Laxer macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2006
    When i try to send an e-mail it ask for my password for aol screen name. When I enter it it says password rejected. i've tried numerous times, can someone shed some light on thsi for me?
  2. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    This may just be a DNS problem. It's quite usual for Internet Service Providers to have multiple IP addresses for their mail servers. The DNS that their clients use will give one IP address, one that will accept outgoing mail, and the DNS that the rest of the world uses gives another address entirely. This second address will only accept incoming mail to avoid spammers using it as a relay.

    Therefore if you are referencing someone else's DNS server, your mail account will be trying to send out via the mail server's wrong address, and this error message just shows that the attempt is being refused.

    Check your DNS servers by opening the Terminal and typing

    cat resolv.conf

    If they aren't correct for your ISP, you need to change them.
  3. Jollins macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2006
    This article here says "Mac OS X Mail is not used to retrieve or send AOL mail. A Mac OS X version of AOL software is available. Download and install it to use AOL with Mac OS X."

    I'm no AOL user. Is that true?

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