Can acces mail at home, but not at school?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by -mattias-, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. -mattias- macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2009
    When I'm at home I have no problem sending or receiving mails from my mail using the Mail app, but when I'm at school, a warning sign appears next to my inbox and iCloud in the sidebar, when I click on it it says:

    The server returned the error: The connection to the server “” on port 993 timed out.

    I can succesfully send and receive my mails through, but not using the Mail app.

    Any ideas why this happens and what to do?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    It may be that your school is blocking outgoing email from port 993. Check with the IT crew there and they can tell you.
  3. -mattias- thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2009
    They wasn't sure, but said it probably did. Is it possible to get around this?
  4. DJLC macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2005
    Mooresville, NC
    You could get around it by using a VPN or proxy server. But it's probably more trouble than it's worth.

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