Mail problem

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  1. davidinva macrumors 6502a

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    Mail is not receiving incoming mail. For about 12 hours now. Outgoing seems to be ok. I sent a test message to gmail account and that arrived ok. Settings haven't changed. Idea?

    Thanks.
     
  2. mogallin macrumors member

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    I've experienced similar problems, although it might have been the other way around with incoming working and outgoing not. I'm afraid I dont' remember the details but what created the problems for me seemed to be that I was using a BT server for incoming/outgoing, which worked fine while I was connected to the internet through BT but not when traveling and using other ISPs. Some kind of authentication issue I guess. Haven't had an of those problems though since I switched to gmail (which I got set up with Mail as well).

    Might be useful knowing what your settings are, especially for authentication?
     
  3. davidinva thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Mail problem

    This is the message I get from Verizon:

    The server returned the error: The connection to the server “incoming.verizon.net” on port 995 timed out.
     
  4. davidinva thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Mail problem solved (for now)

    Changed the port number in Mail preferences. Apparently, it had changed (I don't know if I did it of not), but anyway, incoming mail working now. I have my Verizon web mail as backup.
     

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