issues or is it an smtp server issue?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by btcomm, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. btcomm macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2006
    Often times I will be trying to send an email and it just will not work, tried rebooting the computer still doesn't work. Then it just starts working again. I don't think it's a specific smtp server that is having the issues because I've tried differn't ones and when it's not working it's not working. It happens fairly often. Why would be acting this way?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    This isn't an easy problem to remedy because there can be quite a few variables. Assuming your network connection is strong and stable, click on Activity Viewer in the Window menu to see what Mail is doing. Does it appear to be caught caching attachments or something? :)
  3. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    This could also be a DNS server issue. Try entering your ISPs DNS numbers manually into the pref pane.
  4. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    Are you trying to connect to an SMTP server other than the one your ISP offers? Some ISPs block all port 25 traffic except to their own mailserver.
  5. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    and some ISPs will block access to their SMTP servers from all connection not coming from them. ie going through a different service provider.

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