Problems using Gmail with Mac Mail...help!

naturallight

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Apr 15, 2007
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I would really appreciate it someone who's integrated Gmail with Mac Mail could help me out.

I followed these instructions exactly (http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=13275), and I can receive mail, but I can't send.

When I try to send an email, I get a message:

Cannot send message using the server smtp.gmail.com. Use the pop up menu below to try a different outgoing mail server. All messages will use this server until you quit Mail or change your server settings.

Can anyone help? What am I doing wrong?

thanks!
 

holonomy

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Sep 5, 2007
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Some network administrators only allow you to use their own SMTP server. Personally, I can send using Google's at home, but not at work. So this may not be anything to do with your settings.

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naturallight

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Apr 15, 2007
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hmm, that's interesting. Right now I'm piggybacking of another wireless network in my neighborhood. So if I installed my own Comcast wireless network, I should be able to send the emails?
 

cantthinkofone

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yea if you used you're own network it should work. i don't have any problems sending mail thru gmail with apple mail on any network im on with my computer.

and you don't need the comcast wireless router. im fairly sure its a linksys router that they put they're name on and sell it to you. get a apple airport express or regular airport base station. i have a express and LOVE it. dirt cheap if you get it from apple referb
 

Nugget

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Your ISP is blocking outbound port 25 in an effort to stop spam. Change Apple Mail to use port 587 instead of port 25 and you should be fine.