Mail.app outgoing Gmail problem (worked before)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by akm3, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    All of a sudden, outgoing messages on a gmail account linked via IMAP to Mail.app are not going out. I get a smtp server can't be contacted (paraphrasing) error.

    Incoming mail works fine.

    The whole process worked great for several weeks and then stopped.

    I deleted the account from mail.app and readded it - it worked for a couple sent mails and then started failing again.

    It causes an annoying pop-up because it keeps trying to resend the message every so often, and fails because the smtp server can't be contacted.

    Other computers on my network synced to other gmail accounts are working fine.

    I am really stumped! Help!
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I'm thinking it is a server problem with Gmail that will eventually get corrected. But others will probably have their opinion as well.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. akm3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    For over a week? Is anyone else having this problem?
     
  4. slomo86 macrumors member

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    I had the same problem about a week ago when I first set my mail up with gmail. I did what you did and POOF done deel and is working fine.
     
  5. akm3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I guess I'll delete it and try again! Wish me luck.
     
  6. akm3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    OK it's working.

    I deleted the account from Mail, went into my keychain and deleted every reference to Gmail.

    Then reset it up. I noticed that it defaulted the SMTP port to 25, and it is supposed to be 587 (I believe I'm remembering this after the fact).

    Let it resync, and it's going. Fingers crossed.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  7. slomo86 macrumors member

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    Hmmm mine is defaulted as server port 25 too, I am having no problems with it...
     
  8. akm3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Try port 587, that might help.
     

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