Help! can't get outgoing mail on Mail Mac Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bonnieklemme, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. bonnieklemme macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2010
    It should be easy but I can't send my mails on my Mail Macpro laptop!

    Outgoing Server (SMTP): outgoing hotmail (offline)

    Server Name:
    Custom port: 25
    I ticked the SSL box

    When I click on "Connection Doctor" I get this message: " Could not connect to the SMTP server.

    I do get all incoming emails. What I am doing wrong here? Why is the outgoing hotmail staying offline?

    I thank you in advance!
  2. kassandraoliva macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2011
    Hi I need some help as well...

    I have EXACTLY the same problem its driving me crazy I've tried everything!!!!:mad: did you end up figuring it out?
  3. realchimera macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2011
    Maybe the port is wrong. You should try 995 or 587
  4. Doc69 macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2005
    I've had the same thing happen to me twice over a couple of years. The solution was to do one or both of the following:

    Go to System Preferences/Network
    Select your connection in the left column and click Advanced
    Choose the DNS tab
    Add and to DNS servers in left column by clicking the + sign.

    Open Keychain access
    Search for your hotmail address = ***
    Delete - (Kind: Internet password)


    Also, the settings I use for in the Outgoing Mail Server (Edit SMTP Server List) are:

    Use Default ports
    Use Secure SSL
    Enter your username (email) and password.

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