Suddenly, I have Mail problems

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  1. blip78 macrumors newbie

    blip78

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    Suddenly, after a long time using Mail, i cannot send any emails out. I can receive them, but I cannot send them. Is there something I should check, that I already haven't?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    What exactly happens when you try and fail to send a message?
     
  3. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Most obvious is to check that your ISP hasn't changed its mail settings or set up authentication on the outgoing mail server. Have a look on their support website and check that you have your account set up properly.
     
  4. blip78 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mail Problem stats

    So when I click send, the ticker at the top of the Viewer window just reads, Connecting to server "smtp.ryanrobinson.com". for about 45 seconds and then disappears. Nothing has been sent.

    That's all that happens. No warnings, not a clue as to why it does not send.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    And no lightning bolts or question marks next to the inboxes in the drawer?

    Are you the ryanrobinson.com? That is, are you using an SMTP server that you're running off a linux box or summin' somewhere in your house?
     
  6. blip78 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No signals, no warnings. Nothing. I can receive emails. Can't send.


    Nope, I have an external host. Is that what you're asking?
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm... Try opening the activity window (I think it's command-zero, or from the menus) and watch what happens in there when you try to send a msg.

    Or it could be an issue with the SMTP settings changing, as Applespider suggested. Although usually you should get an error message window for that.

    Otherwise it's also possible this is a corrupt preferences file or permissions kind of issue. In which case... you would try repairing permissions (from Disk Utility in the utilities folder) and/or trashing the preferences files (I am not at my iBook, but they should have mail in the name, and they are located in the Library folder that is in your home directory -- what you ought to do is quit Mail, create an archive of all of the files, which have endings like plist and have mail in the name I think, and then delete the originals, and restart mail).
     
  8. blip78 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am chatting with my Hosting rep right now. waiting for reply.

    I'll stay tuned. Thank you
     

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