Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2011 2:18 PM (in response to audreyzx)
I have the same problem with several accouts since I updated to osx 10.6.8 two days ago. Receving emails is ok with all accounts. But sending with hotmail account and freenet(german mail account) does not work. already deleted this accounts and made them new, also tried several port and options for smtp servers but nothing works. please someone help.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2011 7:16 AM (in response to Ernie Stamper)
Yes I did. These are all the steps that I have to daily:
1. Check your connections with Connection Doctor.
2. Make sure on the preferences that the outgoing mil is NOT set to None.
3. Back up all you email: Archive
4. Delete them
5. Do Rebuild
6. Check activity: Command 0
You can find these steps in Apple support
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2011 11:56 AM (in response to audreyzx)
Where is the rebuild feature.
I updated my Iphone to the new OS. I did all that within Itunes. Now I cannot send emails out of my mail account. The STMP server is stmp.mac.com.and my name.
Per your instructions I archived my mailbox and then tried to rebuild but do not see that command.
Connection Doctor indicates I am connected to the server.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2012 12:38 PM (in response to audreyzx)
I expect you fixed this long ago. I had a possibly similar problem today where mail wouldn't send anything under my mac.com / me.com account. I am using mail in 10.6.8.
I tried some other fixes suggested elsewhere but none work. However forcing a rebuild of mail's plist file seemed to fix the problem. I did this by renaming ~/library/preferences/com.apple.mail.plist and the folder ~/library/preferences/byhost so that the OS would no longer recognise them.
Restarting mail caused the recreation of new versions of these files and the redownloading of all my emails from Apple's servers. It has fixed the stmp problem. not sure if any other problems caused: it seems like quite an aggresive way to fix it but it worked.