Anyone else having smtp connection errors?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by silver25u, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. silver25u macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2007
    I use for my email with several different email account. I backup my mail account settings with .Mac sync and the actual email using .Mac Backup (restoring it back to the same place). I did a clean install of Leopard, resynced by account settings and restored from backup my actual email, but now can only get incomming email. is unable to connect to .Mac or my university's smtp outgoing mail servers. Anyone else having this issue?
  2. Fastshutter Guest

    Aug 21, 2007
    I have three machines all running leopard now, none of them can connect to my Cox smtp server to send mail. I wish I could tell you I have found a fix, but I haven't come across anything yet.
  3. peterman macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2007
    Pittsburgh PA
    yeah I'm having the same thing... I actually called my ISP and Applecare, and it was advanced to Tier 2. Apparently they've had some other calls about it and know this is an issue - it seems it's only for outgoing POP email only. They better fix it quickly...
  4. peterman macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2007
    Pittsburgh PA
    i just found out how to fix it! afte rmuch time wasted with applecare and comcast, you have to set your outgoing port to 465 using SSL, and make sure its on Password, not MD5. bingo!
  5. Peabody macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Yes, changing the SMTP port from 25 to 465 is key. Not sure why doesn't catch this on setup (it gets the SSL portion correct). Chalk up another x.0 bug!
  6. downingp macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2006
    Where do I change the SMTP port? I am trying to setup IMAP with Gmail on on Leopard but I keep getting an error.

  7. rsbell macrumors regular


    Jul 5, 2007
    Murrieta, CA
    I have had the same problem, but it has been intermittent. Sometimes Mail is able to send e-mail, sometimes (with the same settings) it isn't, and it has been an issue on all 3 machines I updated to Leopard...
  8. swaagat macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2007
    smtp connection errors

    Since installing Leopard, I cannot send email with smtp via bellsouth. My outgoing mail server choice of states in parentheses that it is offline. In the advanced area of preferences for, changing the port is not an active option. I'm hesitant to delete Mac mail and then try to add it again with port 465 using SSL for fear of not being able to reset Mac Mail to original settings if I need to. It will send OK using bellsouth smtp, however, then email to certain servers (especially to has a four hour or more lag time getting to the recipient.

    Must I delete Mac mail and then add it again with port 465 and using SSL?

    Are there others whose email arrival to recipients is experience a lag time in getting to its destination of several hours since installing Leopard?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

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