Email won't send

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Amkast, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Amkast macrumors newbie

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    I just got my first mac a few days ago. I think I'm doing pretty well with the changes, but I can't make anything send out of my email.

    Sent messages sit in my outbox while the "send" file just shows a turning black circle as though it is trying to send. I can click "Window" and "Activity" and click on the stop sign to make it stop trying to send, but then it still won't send the message when I re-try. I've tried deleting the messges out of the outbox and starting all over. I've tried quitting mail and pulling it back up.

    What could be the issue?

    Thanks!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You probably don't have your outgoing mail server information entered correctly.
     
  3. dashcs macrumors regular

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    Emails get put in the outbox when it can't send.

    You can check your settings for the most common mail accounts.
    http://www.apple.com/support/macosx/mailassistant/

    Also this link has more information
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3276
    Most useful thing inside is In Mail, choose Window > Connection Doctor.
    Which tests out your mail server settings (STMP for sending)

    99% of the problems with mail for sending/receiving email is incorrect settings
     

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