Mail settings for "@mail.com" email address?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hdt, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. hdt macrumors newbie

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    Oct 6, 2010
    #1
    My Mac Mail keeps rejecting mail.com email addresses. I can turn the accounts online temporarily but a few minutes later Mail starts asking for password again and again.

    Current settings are;
    User name; ***@mail.com
    Incoming mail sever address; imap.aol.com
    Outgoing mail server address; smtp.aol.com / port; 587

    If anyone is able to use mail.com email address on Mac Mail without troubles, please let me know the correct settings.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Location:
    Orlando
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    Check on both the incoming and outgoing settings that the full email address is actually being used, not just the part before the @mail.com (Mail's default settings removed that from the username for me). I just created and then set up in Mail a new @mail.com email address, using those same exact settings you listed, and it works perfectly.

    jW
     
  3. jamii3e macrumors newbie

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    Jun 3, 2013
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    If your outgoing mail message was responding as a "failure smpt.aol.com" blah blah & if you have another email address as well, of course, I JUST found out that I fixed my own problem by switching the Primary Server (smpt.aol.com) off and switching ON Other SMTP servers in your Settings under AOL Account Information.

    I found AOL officially sucks LOL and won't help with anything, and it obviously isn't a "iPhone" technicality.

    Hope this was what you were looking for!!
    (P.s this was step by step for my IPhone (not MacBook, IPad or any others... But hey why couldn't it still work?)
     

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