silly email question

gerror

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 25, 2001
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Netherlands
I just signed up for a trial at mac.com.
Now I have a problem configuring Mail. I always had a web based mailadres so this is new for me

What must I fill in at server uitgaande post (server outgoing mail)
I can recieve email right now but I can't send any

thanx
 

OSeXy!

macrumors regular
Jan 17, 2002
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London (or virtually here)
From Apple's help site: "Use your ISP's SMTP server or smtp.mac.com with authentication for the outgoing mail server."

I think in Mail if you click "create new account" and then choose .mac as account type, it will set the outgoing mail server to smtp.mac.com, by default... not sure - typing this on a PC :mad:

Of course you can also use:

webmail.mac.com

for web-based mail.

Hope that helps. Good luck!
 

jelloshotsrule

macrumors G3
Feb 7, 2002
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serendipity
sometimes it depends on your internet provider... for instance, if you had say comcast, you'd need to put smtp.comcast.net or something... not all service providers seem to require this. and i'm not sure how you find out if they do, besides just trying it...

another example, when i'm in my school dorm room, on the school connection, i have to use its smtp, even though i'm sending from a different account...
 

gerror

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Oct 25, 2001
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Netherlands
I made a new user and now it's working. Altough it are the same settings I had before.

Thanks guys,
Gerror