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Unable to send mail...send icon ghosted

1121 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 29, 2009 1:21 PM by Barry Hemphill RSS
robbinewmanphoto Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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Aug 20, 2009 8:58 PM
May have to re instal mail as mail compose button is ghosted?
cant think of any other setup reason?

can receive OK but not send and all the settings are correct?
G5 iMac, Macbook Pro CD2 17", Mac OS X (10.5.1), 23"cinema, mStand, w'proof shuffle, IpodTouch, Macmini plus Plasma combo
  • Barry Hemphill Level 7 Level 7 (33,065 points)
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    Aug 20, 2009 9:03 PM (in response to robbinewmanphoto)
    Hello robbie:

    as mail compose button is ghosted?


    Are you referring to the new message radio button?

    Barry
    iMac 20" 2.4 Ghz Intel-based/2 GB, iMac 17" 1.8 Ghz G5/1 GB, DSL, Firewire HDs, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,430 points)
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    Aug 21, 2009 4:34 AM (in response to robbinewmanphoto)
    This normally results when no SMTP is chosen, or the one chosen is Offline. Check your SMTP choices.

    Ernie
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  • Betty R. Beckham Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Aug 27, 2009 11:32 AM (in response to robbinewmanphoto)
    Mail 3.0 is acting strangely on a 10.5.5 machine. I cannot create a new email. When I try, I can enter to "to" address but cannot tab or click to other fields. I can save this as a draft. Additionally, I cannot reply to emails. I receive email just fine. This just started.

    I've run DiskUtility, restarted, and have deleted my account settings. When I tried to recreate my account settings (ATT pop account) I cannot get past the screen where Mail tests the outgoing SMTP settings.

    For the short term, I have installed Thunderbird. It is working fine. But I would like to know how to fix Mail. If nothing short of an archive and reinstall is the way to go, I'll do that and bring 10.5.5 up to 10.5.8
    Macbook Pro 17" C2D 2.6GHz 200Gb @7200rpm - 4Gb Ram - 1920x1600, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Powerbook G4 17" 1.3GHz 80Gb (10.5.6)
  • Barry Hemphill Level 7 Level 7 (33,065 points)
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    Aug 27, 2009 8:26 PM (in response to Betty R. Beckham)
    Hi Betty:

    Please post your question/issue as a new thread. You will get much better response than what will happen when you "threadjack" a post.

    Thank you.

    Barry
    iMac 20" 2.4 Ghz Intel-based/2 GB, iMac 17" 1.8 Ghz G5/1 GB, DSL, Firewire HDs, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Betty R. Beckham Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 9:42 AM (in response to Barry Hemphill)
    I apologize if my post seems unrelated to the original post. I thought the original problem and mine might be related to a common malfunction with Mail.
    Macbook Pro 17" C2D 2.6GHz 200Gb @7200rpm - 4Gb Ram - 1920x1600, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Powerbook G4 17" 1.3GHz 80Gb (10.5.6)
  • Barry Hemphill Level 7 Level 7 (33,065 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 1:21 PM (in response to Betty R. Beckham)
    Hi Betty:

    No apology necessary!

    Although problems seem similar, they usually are not. My real objective was to get you the widest possible readership so that you would (hopefully) get good suggestions to address your issue.

    Barry
    iMac 20" 2.4 Ghz Intel-based/2 GB, iMac 17" 1.8 Ghz G5/1 GB, DSL, Firewire HDs, Mac OS X (10.6)

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