Mac Mail - what port to use?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mjmsf, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. mjmsf macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2010
    I just started a new job and while I have two other email accounts that work just fine, this new one is causing me issues. When "at the office" on the company's secure wireless connection I can send/receive email just fine. When I am outside the office, anywhere, I can only receive this new account's email.


    I am using:
    Mac Mail 4.2
    Mac OS 10.6.2

    New Account Info:
    SSL - not checked (they do not use it)
    Athentication - Password
    Port - 143 (currently)

    Any thoughts???

  2. Mugwumper macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2008
    Temecula, CA
    Do you need to use IMAP?

    I vaguely remember problems like this when working at a big computer
    company. The problems were usually caused by the company's firewall and
    the VPN software, not Mail. Once I got home at night, any e-mail reading I
    wanted to do (via Thunderbird) had to first go through the VPN connection.
    But there weren't any port 143 issues that I remember. After a few years, I
    was able to switch to Mail with no problems.

    I assume you're bringing a MacBook of some sort to the office?

    Can you try setting up an account with POP and see if it will work?

    Sorry, not much help for you . . .

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