mail app. error: Connection to the server “..” on port 25 timed out.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Tristan Intrist, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. Tristan Intrist macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2007
    I know very little about servers. mail app. is set up with imap for use with my website server - i also use SquirrelMail version 1.4.4 for webmail. The mail app. works perfectly on a wireless network, but when i'm connected via ethernet to my home network, mail will receive messages, but when i try to send, i get this error:

    The connection to the server “” on port 25 timed out.

    I've never noticed anything else wrong with this network, and i didn't set it up. I just plug in the cable and it works immediately without a password or anything.
    Please help!

  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    what ISP are you using? Most ISP's will only allow you to use their SMTP server to send mail.
  3. thicke macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    If your ISP blocks port 25

    My ISP blocks port 25. Since my hosting provider (which I use for email) allows an SSL (which uses port 465), I use the secure connection. This makes me feel safer anyway since the connection is encrypted.

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