I have a number of smtp's listed in mail due to the fact that I travel some and each new place requires a new one. However, when I need to change to one of the ones already in my system it seems that mail won't make the change. I go the the preferences and select the one I want and it shows in the window but when I try to send mail I get an error box stating that I can't use the smtp shown - and it's not the one I selected - so I select the one I want and it says the message will stay in the outbox until it can be sent. I try again and the same thing keeps happening. I have tried restaring, shutting down and trying again but no help. So today I eliminated all the smtp's I have except the one for my home base, which is where I am now. But it won't let me send emails. I have retyped it, reselected it, restarted it, done everything I know and it still puts up an error box telling me to verify my smtp server. I know the address is right because it is the same one I am using on my G5 tower and it works fine. But on the laptop. . . . . . . ???? Anyone have any help for me?????