Gmail in Mac Mail not sending ...


macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 11, 2008
Just wondered why my Gmail is not sending, only receiving mail... keeps saying SMTP errors, I tried to change the port but still no good just keeps showing as "Offline"


macrumors member
Oct 8, 2014
Ontario, Canada
I ran into the same thing today. I tried to send an email and it said the outgoing server wasn't working or something like that.

I went to Mail > Preferences > Accounts. Under the Account Information tab, I clicked on the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) dropdown and chose Edit SMTP Server List. Under the Advanced tab, I reentered my password. (Since I have 2 step verification enabled, this was the app password that I had previously generated.) After that, Gmail didn't show as being offline and the email went through.

max pl

macrumors regular
Jun 9, 2010
Same thing is happening to me all of a sudden after working fine since release.

Well fine besides he delayed incoming email which has also been an issue.


macrumors regular
Nov 29, 2010
"Not sending" started happening to me before the Yosemite install. I never received error messages but mail would not be sent from any one of my four gmail accounts programed into mail.

I would have to close Mail and after re-open it/they would send with no problem.