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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mattscott306, Mar 24, 2007.
Anyone know what could be causing this?
Try using smtp.comcast.net or whatever Comcast's outgoing mail server address is.
If Comcast is like Cox, they don't allow the standard SMTP port (25), but you can use 587 (or 995 if SSL is enabled). Look here: http://www.comcast.net/help/faq/index.jsp?faq=EmailMail_(Mac)18530
If you have another server set up, try sending the email through that one instead. I have that issue here in university, my gmail email is going through my university now and it works like that.
I'm using comcast (jacksonville) and i have the following settings:
mail server: smtp.comcast.net
Use ssl: yes (checked)
user name/password: leave empty
Maybe it's different elsewhere, give the above a shot though.
How long has it been happening?
Every couple of weeks I have this happen with Mail and .Mac and it goes away after an hour or two at the most (usually) Not sure why it does it for me but seems to correct it self after a bit.
It just started yesterday; it's been working fine for a good month or so (since I started using it); I thought I had all the right settings and whatnot.
To everyone else who posted thanks, I'll try your advice.
Might I suggest:
Port: 587 (Comcast recommends 587, that and 995 are what I use on Cox)
Username/Password: fill 'em in. This way you won't have to authenticate manually every time you send mail.
I'd be shocked if those settings don't work transparently & seamlessly. Just don't call Comcast Support. They'll probably tell you that you can't send email on a Mac 'cuz it "doesn't do the Internets."