I am new to MacBooks having had this for a week now. So please bare with me if this seems trivial! I have tried sending e-mails from my @me.com address from the mail icon on my Macbook pro desktop but the message sits in my outbox for a while before showing the message "Cannot send messages using the server iCloud - Connections to the server p09-smtp.mail.me.com on the default ports timed out. Select a different outgoing mail server from the list below or click Try Later to leave the message in your Outbox until it can be sent." Now I am receiving e-mails fine at this address and if I log into iCloud.com and send an e-mail from there it works fine, but not when I try doing it from the mail on my desktop. Does anyone have any ideas what the problem could be? I would very much appreciate your help!