Mac Mail?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kennb, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. kennb macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2008
    I'm having some trouble with my mac at work. The problem is with receiving my email at work. At home, I have no problems whatsoever but at work I have to input some proxy details so my macbook can get internet access (Network - Advanced - Proxies). I have to put in the proxy server and a code (8080).

    Due to this (I guess) mail doesnt work. I am with 1and1, and when open mail it acts as if there is no internet or a problem with 1and1. Also, since 1and1 upgraded to webmail 2.0, I am no longer able to access my email through there website, it says something along the lines of "cannot find proxy server".

    Any help would be great!

  2. rowsdower macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2009
    The proxy probably only works for accessing web sites, not for mail. This is probably intentional on the part of your company so that they can limit internet access. Does the proxy work for websites other than your webmail?
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    You need to create different Network profiles, one for home, and one for work, since work requires a proxy.

    Go to System Preferences->Network, and under where it says Locations, select Edit Locations and create a new location called "Home". Then make sure there are no proxy servers used.

    Now, when you go between work and home you just need to switch the Location.
  4. kennb thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2008
    1and1 webmail is the only website that has the cannot find proxy error. Facebook etc are blocked by a website filter and if you navigate to these pages it comes up with the filter companies name and this website is blocked etc so it is not the same as trying to go to webmail.

    This has been a problem since before 1and1 upgraded to 2.0 btw
  5. kennb thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2008
    Ok, tested this locations thing out but no luck. Any other suggestions?

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