Mail problem

allassio

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 9, 2014
2
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I'm running a G5 dual-core PPC on 10.5.8.
I use the mail client that is included with the OS and, until now, had no problems.
I use one account as the master and to that there are 6 sub-accounts.
For some unknown reason, the 'master' account still receives messages but will not send any. If I try and send a message, it just hangs there and doesn't go. To get out of mail, I have to Force Quit. When I go back in, the message has been pushed into the outbox waiting to be resent. The only way I can then send it is if I use any of the sub-accounts.
None of the sub-accounts are affected, they send and receive with no problem.
Checked the account details and they're all OK.
Anyone have any ideas please
Wyn
 

Altemose

macrumors G3
Mar 26, 2013
9,089
444
Elkton, Maryland
I'm running a G5 dual-core PPC on 10.5.8.
I use the mail client that is included with the OS and, until now, had no problems.
I use one account as the master and to that there are 6 sub-accounts.
For some unknown reason, the 'master' account still receives messages but will not send any. If I try and send a message, it just hangs there and doesn't go. To get out of mail, I have to Force Quit. When I go back in, the message has been pushed into the outbox waiting to be resent. The only way I can then send it is if I use any of the sub-accounts.
None of the sub-accounts are affected, they send and receive with no problem.
Checked the account details and they're all OK.
Anyone have any ideas please
Wyn
Try removing the master account and readding it. Also, ensure your password hasn't expired. Some email providers prefer for you to update your password every set interval for security reasons. It screws with email clients if you don't.
 

allassio

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 9, 2014
2
0
Mail problem

Brilliant! I've been battling with this problem for weeks and the answer was so simple. Many Thanks, Wyn
 

Altemose

macrumors G3
Mar 26, 2013
9,089
444
Elkton, Maryland
Brilliant! I've been battling with this problem for weeks and the answer was so simple. Many Thanks, Wyn
Generally, that is what happens. Either my iCloud password expires or the account needs to be reset. For the record, I use iCloud Mail. Glad you got it working.