Moving from Thunderbird to OS X Mail

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

  1. Tonerl Guest

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    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

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    Did you neglect to activate authentication on outgoing mail?
     
  3. Tonerl thread starter Guest

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    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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