Mail Application not sending mails

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by macbeth, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. macbeth

    macbeth Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    0
    Help! My Mail can receive but nor send messages. I have a dot mac account.

    The outgoing mail server (SMTP) is set to smtp.mac.com, server port is 25, SSL is unchecked, and the Authentication is thru Password...

    I wonder what should I change.
     
  2. Bulakbol

    Bulakbol Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hello macbeth! Use SSL.
     
  3. macbeth

    macbeth Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    0
    ah. will try that.
     
  4. macbeth

    macbeth Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    0
    hey bulakbol... still not working.. hayy..
     
  5. Bulakbol

    Bulakbol Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    0
    What if you delete the account then recreate it?
     
  6. macbeth

    macbeth Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    0
    tried that, too. hayyyy...
     
  7. Bronski

    Bronski Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2005
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Loyola Heights
    I'm having the same problem with my GMail POP account. I can get new mail but I can't reply :(
     
  8. PatrickGaerlan

    PatrickGaerlan Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2004
    Messages:
    1,988
    Likes Received:
    89
    Have you tried it when connecting from other Internet service providers?
     
  9. Bulakbol

    Bulakbol Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    0
    I actually encounter problems sending emails when I am using free wifi in some coffee shops. Maybe it's ISP related nga.
     
  10. PatrickGaerlan

    PatrickGaerlan Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2004
    Messages:
    1,988
    Likes Received:
    89
    Most ISPs will only allow you to send emails (via SMTP) if you're sending from an account within their network (e.g. you can only send from a PLDT DSL email account if you're using a PLDT DSL connection). That's the reason I prefer using Gmail with Apple's Mail, you can send email from any ISP.

    .Mac accounts should be like a Gmail account, you can send from any Internet connection. I'm just not sure if some ISPs can block that too. That's why it would help to know if macbeth and Bronski can send email when connected to other ISPs :)
     
  11. Bulakbol

    Bulakbol Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    0
    Mine won't send nor receive mails since an hour ago. I think mail is down? No problem with Gmail POP and my ISPs POP mail accounts.
     
  12. SuperMom

    SuperMom Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2004
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Makati City
    What is the outgoing server for PLDT DSL?

    Mine stopped sending out mails, too! Grrrrr...
     
  13. arelcee

    arelcee Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2007
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Philippines
    If I'm not mistaken, it's smtp.pldtdsl.net w/ SSL enabled.
     
  14. Dinkydoo

    Dinkydoo Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2004
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Hi Macbeth, in your outgoing mail server in the accounts setting of your Mail preferences, change the outgoing server to your ISP's setting. Some ISPs block port 25. That may be the case. Here's link to a list of ISPs.
     
    #14 Dinkydoo, Sep 6, 2007
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2007

Share This Page

  • About PhilMUG

    Since the mid-1990s, PhilMUG (formerly the Philippine Macintosh Users Group) has grown to become not just the Philippines’ but one of the world’s foremost Apple user groups. Our online community brings together thousands of members from the Philippines and around the world for the latest news and discussions covering all Apple products and related hardware and software. Anyone can join PhilMUG, from newbies to experts, subject to our membership rules and guidelines.
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Buy us a beer!

    The staff works very hard to make sure that PhilMUG is running 24/7. Care to buy us a beer or help out with our hosting fees? We'd really appreciate it!

    Donate to us!