Using Mail just to send mails

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by akcasoy, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. akcasoy macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2009
    Hi Guys,

    Is it possible to configure my mail with Gmail's pop3 and just to send mails from that account, not to receive any mails?

  2. GadgetGeek71 macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2010
    Wherever I May Roam
    It's possible to filter the receiving emails on Gmail.
  3. akcasoy thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2009
  4. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    What do you mean send but not receive? Changing gmail's pop3 and imap settings apply to allowing a client like Mail or Thunderbird to grab messages from gmail. Are you using Mobile Me? If you use Mobile Me and try to send mail as your gmail email address from Apple's server, it will refuse. You will have to log in to google's smtp server to send mail as your gmail address.

    But I still don't understand what you mean in your original post. POP3 is never for sending mail. It is for receiving mail. SMTP is for sending mail. Can you clarify what you mean by send but not receive in your first post? If you mean you want to prevent messages from getting downloaded to, you take care of that on your Mac by disabling checking mail for that account.
  5. akcasoy thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2009
    and i am asking to AVOID TO GET THE MAILS, just use that pop service to send the mails
  6. Morisato macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2008
    LoL... what's with all the confusion? OP is asking to send mail but would not like to receive any.

    Yes it's possible.

    Simply set up mail like normal but set it to not check for mail automatically. As long as it never checks, you'll never get mail and can still send out mail like normal.
  7. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Yep. OP, just to make it even more clear, this is what you’re looking for:

    Also, if you don’t put in the password when it asks, if it ever does try to check (which I think it still will if you manually check for new mail using the “Get New Mail” button or menu command), it will have to ask for the password and you can just hit cancel.

  8. akcasoy thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2009
  9. alienapp macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2010
    Hi akcasoy,

    Here what you need to do.
    1)Open Mail and go to preferences.
    2)Click on the account your dont want to receive emails from.
    3)Replace the incoming server with anything like a single alphabet or number.

    And your done.
  10. akcasoy thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2009
    this was the answer! I tried it but i must left the field blank, that is why it was not accepted.
    Thnx!! :)

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