Moving from Thunderbird to OS X Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Tonerl, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Tonerl Guest

    I'm new to OS X and am feeling my way. My 24" iMac (my first-ever Mac) arrived on Friday.

    I have 3 e-mail accounts: one for business, one for personal, and one that my ISP provides. The business and personal accounts are hosted so that I can change ISP without changing e-mail addresses or having to move my accounts about. The business and personal accounts use the host's POP system for incoming mail and the ISP-provided account uses the ISP's POP system (naturally!). All 3 accounts use the ISP's SMTP system for outgoing mail.

    When I send an e-mail from the business or personal accounts, Mail reports that the ISP's SMTP system has rejected that e-mail address. Thunderbird has no such problems; in fact, I copied my PC settings - lock, stock, and barrell - to my iMac and set about e-mailing as if nothing had happened.

    I'm back to using Thunderbird for now but readily concede that I may have missed something that would enable Mail to work for me. Any helpful comments would be appreciated.
  2. TheStu macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2006
    Carlisle, PA
    Did you neglect to activate authentication on outgoing mail?
  3. Tonerl thread starter Guest

    When I chose authentication, I received a message that my ISP's SMTP server didn't support authentication. In any case, I can send mail from the ISP-provided account but not from the hosted accounts.

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