Problems smtp.mac.com ?

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

  1. micmex macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all,

    since days I dont manage to connect mail. Sending new mails results in timeouts for „smtp.mac.com“ 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

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    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

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    #3
    Thanks!

    Sherman,

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

    Have a nice weekend!
     
  4. belias macrumors newbie

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    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 bellsouth.net. i downloaded thunderbird as well, but get the same thing (as with the mac mail program).
     
  5. artcarney macrumors newbie

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    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.

    David
     
  6. togermano macrumors regular

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

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