verizon mail setup?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by motulist, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. motulist macrumors 601

    motulist

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    I'm trying to setup mail.app to access a verizon account, but it's not reaching the account, when it tries to retrieve mail it just spins the activity indicator for a few minutes and then reports that the connection timed out.

    The account settings are pictured below.

    What am I doing wrong? How do I get it to retrieve my mail?
     

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. motulist thread starter macrumors 601

    motulist

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    Okay, that works. Thanks.

    But now it's saying the password I entered was incorrect, which is possible. Is it possible that it's giving me that error simply because ssl is not enabled?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Verizon doesn't use SSL. Don't ask me why. They just don't.
     
  5. motulist thread starter macrumors 601

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    The problem was ssl was enabled by default and also I had the password incorrect, so all works well now. I was setting up a Mac for my Mom, and every time I encounter verizon I'm reminded why I avoid them at all costs. The no ssl was just one in a long series of ways that verizon makes things tremendously and unnecessarily complex.

    Verizon, feh.
     
  6. Strom1 macrumors regular

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    Verizon problems?

    I'm in the same situation,the only problem is I can't send out any e-mails and when i receive e-mails how come the mailbox symbol on the dock doesn't show the e-mails with a number, i have to first click on the e-mail symbol on the dock and put retrieve e-mails,why?
     
  7. slayerpwner macrumors newbie

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