Problems ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by micmex, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. micmex macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2007
    Hi all,

    since days I dont manage to connect mail. Sending new mails results in timeouts for „“ via port 25 (no SSL). Checked my account, all seems ok, no problems with login to .mac.

    I´m receiving mails, but can´t send anything. Anyone has an idea what´s my mistake ?

    Thanks in advance for each hint!
  2. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2006
    Your ISP is blocking port 25. Go to your Mail preferences and change the server port to 587. My ISP (Comcast) drove me nuts with this, ever since I changed the port number, all is good!
  3. micmex thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2007


    thanks for the quick anser! port changed to 587, all mails sent :)

    Have a nice weekend!
  4. belias macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2008
    hi, I'm having the same problem...didn't want to start a new thread since this one is only a day old. The 587 port didn't work for me. I use i downloaded thunderbird as well, but get the same thing (as with the mac mail program).
  5. artcarney macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2008
    Entourage Problem & Fix

    I was having the same problem with Entourage.

    One day my .mac imap account worked perfectly, the next I could not send any emails with it.

    It still worked perfectly with Apple Mail.

    I think the problem started right after an update from Microsoft.

    I had to not only change my port to 587, I had to tell Entourage to also manually authenticate for outgoing mail.

    Then it started working again.

  6. togermano macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2007
    uh oh? I hope this isn't running leopard X server, I don't think linux ever had that problem

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