Mail set up / Can't send Please help....

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ppthepom, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. ppthepom macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2009
    I am a new iMac user. Pretty experienced PC user. I am having problem setting up mail - It should be pretty simple but it hasn't been...

    I am on the (UK) Orange network, but currently download my work (POP) mail onto my PC into Outlook from my server.
    I also have a Onetel account that I do the same. Download my personal messages into Outlook. All has been working very smoothy and I am sure of all passwords.

    I can Receive mail through the Mac Mail programme. But I cannot send.
    I have tried all combinations of passwords and usernames. When I send, I just get the little spinning wheel going round and round for hours....

    in Mail, I have set up an account for each of my email accounts/addresses. Sometimes 1 or more will say Offline - Why ?? I have not done anything to cause this. What caused it to go offline? I am still connected and do have access to the Web.
    I get a message from time to time that says "Cannot send message using the server (null)" Is this pertaining to the Orange Broadband server I have my router connected to? I have no home server.
    I have used all the same settings from my PC for these accounts but just cannot get it working. Does Mac use different settings ?

    I did a search online and found a site that said if using a pop account to use port 587 instead of 25 - tried this, had no effect.

    Does anyone know Exactly what you are to add to each box?

    Please help. Everyone said using an Apple is so easy....

  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    It's not nice to double-post.

    It's not nice to double-post.
  3. poolvibe macrumors newbie


    Sep 1, 2006
    You may have to use isp outgoing server. Look at your providers outgoing mail sever documentation. They may block all other outgoing on mail ports.

  4. ppthepom thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2009
    Sorry ~ This was the first post I have ever done on this site and it didn't seem to have gone though... But obviously it did.

    I'll be more careful in the future...

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