Sending email from iMail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Golak, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Golak macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2013
    I have just upgraded to Mountain lion and so I had to setup my account in iMail again. But, I guess I am doing something wrong.

    I have my school account on the iMail for which I had added the SMTP given on school website. I have also added another one for when I am at home and thus connected to the internet by Telus. however, now when I am anywhere other than the two (e,g, at coffee shop) I cannot send email. It says that I have to add or choose appropriate SMTP.

    I am saying I am doing something wrong because previously I never had this problem and I could send emai from anywhere without having even to choose the SMTP manually. I can still do the same on my iPhone but not my Mac.

    I greatly appreciate your help as this is really annoying.
  2. LV426 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2013
    If I were you, I'd ask your school to give you exactly the settings that you need, and create your mail account from scratch.

    Often, in internet cafes, you have to login to the cafe website before you can do anything on the internet (including mail). I guess you've ruled that out?

    Also, some mail server configurations require that your mail program logs in with your credentials and checks mail first before it is permitted to send anything (SMTP). Your school should be able to provide you with the information that you need.
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    First off, IMail is a Windows-based email server. The Mac email client is Mail, not iMail, not Apple Mail, not OS X Mail.

    Your problem is hardly unique. It is standard for ISPs like the one used by the coffee shop to deny access to foreign SMTP servers like the one at your school. There is, however, a standard workaround. Many ISPs permit Authenticated SMTP. Unauthenticated SMTP uses Port 25 in most cases. Change your SMTP port to Port 587. Select Password authentication. Also, enter your email password in the appropriate text box.

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