Resolved Program Overload

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  1. chattahoochee, Feb 9, 2013
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    chattahoochee macrumors 6502

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    My Mac has 54 programs running in the background without any activity on my part. I have just installed Snow Leopard OSX 10.6.8 and getting around to using it. Having problems sending e mail I was advised it may be due to the background activities. If so, how do I eliminate these background running programs ?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Those are the default background services. They should not be disabled and cannot be disabled without breaking things.
     
  3. chattahoochee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks Intell, I'll forget about them. However I still wonder why I cannot send mail but can receive it. The setup is the same on the PC as in Mac which are duel booting on my Mac.and mail can both send & receive on the PC.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    What email service are you using and what is the error message (if any)?
     
  5. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    When you set up the Account, did you select "Use Authentication" for SMTP or IMAP, can't remember which.
     
  6. chattahoochee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The server “smtp-server.tampabay.rr.com” refused to allow a connection on the default ports.

    Select a different outgoing mail server from the list below or click Try Later to leave the message in your Outbox until it can be sent.

    Sending from: Lewis Knudsen <lewk2@tampabay.rr.com>

    This is the message I get, i use the port(s) as suggested.
     

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