smtp.gmail.com (outgoing server) isn't working on Mail anymore!!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bluedoggiant, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

    bluedoggiant

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    Well, my friend called me up to say he can't send emails, he has IMAP, he can get mail, but not send, he uses gmail through mail.app, i did screensharing, no hope.

    So now i just tried to send an email to someone, and it didn't work! same error message stating that it couldn't connect to the server (smtp.gmail.com).

    So for those freaking out with the same issue, I think it's gmail's problem
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    Do you have SSL on? Are you using IMAP or POP3? Works from iPhone.

    TEG
     
  3. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

    bluedoggiant

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    IMAP, and SSL is on, i havent changed the settings since day one on the imac, for some reason, i can't send emails via Mail.app
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Works fine and dandy here. Probably just an issue that will get sorted.
     
  5. jackc macrumors 65816

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    That happens occasionally, it has always resolved itself quickly in my experience.
     
  6. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    ahh, working now, but it wasn't earlier, im yet to ask my friend if its working for him.
     
  7. Argelius macrumors 6502

    Argelius

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    I'm having the same issue here (but not with gmail -- another SMTP server).

    The SMTP server I use for sending email had been working fine up until about a week ago. Although no changes were made to my setup, now virtually every time I send an email, I get the pop-up "Cannot send message using server xxxx".

    When click on "Try with selected server" (the same server), it will then usually send okay; sometimes it takes an additional attempt.

    I've deleted the SMTP server and re-entered all the info, but it's still happening.

    The SMTP server is the one from my ISP, so they should be okay with it.

    Any ideas?

    (PS I'm running Leopard 10.5.2)
     

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