Remove SMTP Server from Mail.app?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by alset, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. alset macrumors 65816

    alset

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    #1
    You know, as much use as I get out of Mail.app (personally, I love it - no matter what some of my friends say), I can't figure out how to remove old SMTP settings after deleting an account. I can add servers, I can modify existing servers, but I can't seem to delete servers to save my life! I have tried Mail.app Help files and Apple Knowledge Base, but no luck. Can anyone give me a hand, please?

    Thanks in advance!
    Dan

    edit - oops; i meant to put this in the "help" section - my bad
     
  2. zimv20 macrumors 601

    zimv20

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    #2
    there's no way i know of through Mail.app. but the info is in this file which you can edit by hand:

    ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist
     
  3. alset thread starter macrumors 65816

    alset

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    #3
    Seems like a major goof to leave that out of the app, but so it is. Thanks much zimv20!

    Dan
     
  4. beg_ne macrumors 6502

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    Look in `/Library/Scripts/Mail Scripts/

    You should see a "Manage SMTP Servers" script file, run that and you can clean up your SMTP servers.
     
  5. bobindashadows macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, Apple dropped the ball in this version, they better fix it in the next one.
     
  6. flashysite macrumors newbie

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    Mac mail

    Which version are you running? Your post was 2002, so probably Tiger? Now 11 years later, running mavericks, apple still hasn't fix this problem. I think it's trying to catch up with outlook express.
     
  7. Bear macrumors G3

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    Actually this problem was fixed years ago. in Mail->Preferences select Accounts and then the Account Information tab.

    In the outgoing Mail Server popup, you can select "Edit SMTP Server List..." - see attachment: (Note that it doesn't matter what account you have selected, you'll see your full smtp server list.)
     

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