Sending mail in Apple Mail while offline

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by newmaclover, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. newmaclover macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2008
    Does anyone know if it is possible to send email with Apple Mail while the mailboxes are offline? Before I upgraded to Lion it would sometimes put emails in the outbox; other times it would send email right away. Any idea on how to set it to send email right away? Can Thunderbird or Outlook do this?

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    To send an e-mail right away you click the "Send" button. If it's going to the outbox there must be a problem contacting the mail server for that particular account.
  3. newmaclover thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2008
    I've found that if you set Mail to OFFLINE, close mail, then restart it (it will still be in offline mode), Mail will send mail immediately and NOT fetch new mail. This is the functionality I was looking for.

    Thank you.

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