MAC VIRUS? incoming mail YES / outgoing mail NO. also weird screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Merke, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Merke macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2008
    I have had my mac for awhile. It's a Mac G5 tower.
    I had a problem similar to this about six months ago. so I changed out my Hard drive, upgrade my server to leopard and buy legitimate software. it was time to do some house cleaning and not be a free loading student anymore.

    the problems are now back, and here it is...

    My mail had been running great. no worries then all of a sudden I can't send e-mails from my web server. all of the web mail server is up to date and should work.( I have re-entered all my account info. Still nothing)

    but all of a sudden my screen is starting to Pixelate and look fuzzy with hatch.

    Last time this happened it became worse and worse over time.

    I have recently downloaded free software to play Q-time. (Harry potter for my kids.)
    downloads are: A52 codec universal, asf recorder, Xvid_1.0 alpha
    Perian 1.1

    Please Help if anyone has a clue on what this is, and how to fix it.


  2. candan9019 macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2003
    Ontario-> Louisiana-> Colorado-> Ontario
    I'm not sure about your screen problems, maybe bad video card?

    But one thought about your outgoing mail problems is that maybe your ISP has decided to start blocking the port your using, might be good to check on that.
  3. Merke thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2008
    Sorry for the ignorance.

    And thank-you for your response.
  4. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Virus? No

    ISP = Internet Service Provider

    Always try these first....
    Reset your PRAM
    Repair your Permissions

    You can try a clean install
    Run a hardware test

    If none of those work, you can try a trip to the Genius Bar if you have a local Apple Store

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  5. Merke thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2008
    I have re-entered everything, spoken with ISP.
    there seems to be no issues, or anything out of sorts.

    which doesn't explain why it would just stop sending outgoing mail.
  6. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    How are you trying to send them? Include code if you are using some language.

    Nope, but a bad config would. What mail software are you using?
  7. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    I just made a post that I'm having the same problems recently on my Macbook Air, Gmail stopped working for outgoing mails. Incoming works fine.

    No resolution here yet. I haven't had any of the screen corruption issues though.
  8. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    Incidentally, I fixed the problem by deleting the account in mail, deleting all references to (in my case Gmail) the account from Keychain Access, and then reset it up per Google's rules and made sure the SMTP port was 587, instead of the default 25.

    It worked for me.

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