Outgoing Mail and Cox Internet Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by superspiffy, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2007
    I have both Apple Mail and Thunderbird. I can send mail on Thunderbird but I can't with Apple Mail. I'm using Cox internet and actually many people under this ISP seem to share the same problem. It's because Cox close Port 25. But this doesn't make sense because I've set the SMTP the same on both mail clients: smtp.west.cox.net and port 25 and Thunderbird works flawlessly. Still I tried switching to port 995 on Apple Mail, but I still have the problem.
  2. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    My cable service email has a separate outgoing address that requires authentication to send from other servers. Call Cox to see if that's the case for them as well.
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    I have smtp.central.cox.net set up on port 25 in mail.app and it sends fine.
  4. superspiffy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2007
    But isn't it weird that Thunderbird doesn't require authentication?

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