Turning off mail authentication

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by KristenM, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. KristenM macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2007
    We're having problems with the mail app sending mail.
    Every link, support forum, etc. says to turn off authentication to fix the problem. However, HOW do you turn off authentication?!
    Under Preferences-Accounts-Advanced there is the Authentication drop-down box, which has 5 options: Password, MD5 Challenge-Response, GSSAPI, APOP, and NTLM. I don't see an option for 'None' anywhere!

    Help please, going crazy!! TIA
  2. LPZ macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2006
    Preferences-->Account Information.

    In Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) menu, choose Edit SMTP Server List...

    Click Advanced, and in that Authentication menu you should be able to select None.
  3. KristenM thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2007

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