Mail: how to configure so my 'Send' will work via wifi?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by playethic, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. playethic macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I thought I'd find this in forums but couldn't seem to.

    I use Mac's Mail program.

    When I have my laptop at a wifi cafe or other wireless location I can receive my email no problem, but can't send. The settings seem to be specific to my technical settings on my account at home. But I don't know those for the remote wireless places. There must be an easy solution to this. Can anyone help?


    P.S. When I'm at home it says my outgoing mail server is smtp.telus.something ... So when I click to check my other options, the other option is to enter another server. I don't know what to do :( The problem is my home modem has failed, so all these emails in my Outbox won't send through the smtp.telus when I'm at home, either. Otherwise, I figure my only option is to cut and paste every email in the Mail outbox into Webmail?
  2. 1ne macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2009
    Canada Oil Country
    That's because most place will not let you send outgoing mail/smtp relay. What you need to do is look for a free/pay smtp service. So when you are in that cafe/wireless location change your smtp server in mail to the free/pay server

    Or just use webmail from your ISP.

    It's says ;) I am on telus too

    What do you mean by your modem has failed? How are you posting this thread now? 'Cause if you have internet you should be able to send email from your home.

  3. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    it is your provider that won't let you log into the server from a remote location. get a gmail account and use it to send email from.
  4. 1ne macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2009
    Canada Oil Country
    By reading some of your other posts, you have a email address that ends with right? Telus and Shaw will not relay your email out.

    What you need to do is create a email address that ends with or sign up with Gmail. I know that's not good for you because your biz email end with

    So you need to look for a free smtp service. Humm... do some googling.

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