Cannot send email, but receiving is fine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by p0intblank, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    #1
    I'm on our college network and for some reason, I can't send email in Apple Mail. However receiving is just fine. Is there a specific port I have to open in order for this to work?

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    #2
    you'll probably have to ask your IT department what port you need open to send mail. it varies from what i've seen.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  4. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    #4
    i had the same issue but at home when i contacted apple this is what they said
    hope this helps
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    #5
    If it's a desktop, it's easier to just give up and go straight to step 3.... this way, you can just apply that SMTP to all current and future e-mail accounts and everything will send. If it's a notebook, it's better to try and use 587 or whatever secure port is defined, since you may end up on other networks that have their own restrictions against outside SMTP service. :(
     
  6. p0intblank thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thank you so much! I'm now using port 587 and it's working great. Thanks a lot! :D
     
  7. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    Glad its working for you. I knew that email would come in handy one day.
     

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