Problem with .mac mail account on my new MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by scorpus, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. scorpus macrumors member

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    I just set up my new MBP yesterday. I also purchased a .mac account. I can receive mail sent to my .mac mail account, but whenever I try to send outgoing messages I continue to get a time-out error message that the SMPT at mac.com timed out on Port 25.

    Any suggestions how to remedy this situation? I am new to Mac OS X so I am slow at this.....bear with me.

    Thanks!
    scorp
     
  2. scorpus thread starter macrumors member

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    I just figured out my problem. Thought I'd post my solution in case others experience similar problem.

    My particular ISP (ATT-Yahoo DSL) was evidently blocking Port 25 which is what smtp.mac.com defaults to when your mail is automatically set up if you're a .mac member. Anyhow, a support doc I found on Apple's website instructed me to use the alternative "Port 587" in case your ISP is blocking port 25. It worked for me and now I can send messages perfectly.

    Insturctions are located here: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305867
     

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