Getting Mail To Work

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Guitarius, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. Guitarius macrumors 6502a

    Guitarius

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    #1
    Okay, I'm having a problem getting Mail to work. I have a Netscape account, which is an IMAP account. Supposedly, IMAP accounts work on mail, so I see no reason this shouldn't work. Everytime I put the info in, I get the same error message that says it is unable to contact the server. Now what reall ygets to me, is I get this error message almost immediatly after hitting the next button. There is no waiting, so I don't see how it could be timing out or anything. I'm clueless. Any help?
     
  2. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

    rainman::|:|

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    Do you have a firewall running? You may have to unblock a port for IMAP, i've never used one of them before...

    edit: it's TCP port 143

    paul
     
  3. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    I'm using Mail to access an IMAP account, so it does work. Have you tried pinging the mailserver?
     
  4. Guitarius thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Guitarius

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    The SOB still isn't working...this is really starting to piss me off...

    I unblocked port 143...no luck.

    I tried pinging the mailserver...no luck.

    Does Netscape's mail just not work on Mail? Is that it?
     
  5. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

    Horrortaxi

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    When you created the account in Mail did you tell it it's an imap account? Are you entering all the server information accurately?
     

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