Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2011 7:32 PM (in response to DG4444)
Thanks a lot for your posts.
I have learned a lot, and recognize you have been very helpful, with very smart advise.
Jeffrey512 has been specially involved with us all. His ideas were the ones that got Mail.app working with my MobileMe account.
I had no luck with my POP accounts, and have concluded that the problem is not Lion, but the new version of Mail.app that comes with it.
I have tried everything for 2 weeks (10 days on this discussion) and, I decided to give up.
I followed DG4444's advise, and downoladed Thunderbird. I should have done that from day one. No problem receiving, nor sending.
So I will use Thunderbird for my POP accounts, Mail.app for my MobileMe account, and wait and see what the future holds for us.
By the way, MobileMe was down last night, so that may explain EricN's comments.
Again, thanks a lot.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2011 5:13 AM (in response to Ridemo)
FWIW the solution that worked for me was strange. It was
In edit SMTP server list
deselect Use default ports (25 etc)
Select Use Custom port and enter 25.
Worked for me after days of grief.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2011 5:27 AM (in response to Ridemo)
After reading everything and trying everything to no end, I got it to work by doing this:
Erased my mail accounts and force-closed mail
Went into Utilities>Keychain Access>Prefs>General and reset my keychain
Went into System Prefs>Mail Contacts Calendars>MobileMe and made sure Mail was checked. Mail then opened and I added my mobileMe acct.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2011 9:32 PM (in response to Brian Gascoigne)
I have a new MacBook Pro (#1) that came with Lion and it has been giving me nothing but grief with POP/SMTP mail. It would send messages sometimes whenever MAIL felt like it. It is very frustrating.
It is worse because I have another MacBook (#2) (aluminum but pre-Pro) that I upgraded from Leopard-->Snow Leopard-->Lion and it works just fine. I loaded the image using Time Machine and changed no settings and the POP/SMTP mail works perfectly on it.
Settings identical on both laptops, but #1 won't work. Setting the custom port for SMTP to 25 has fixed the sending issues for now.
Hope it sticks!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2011 11:19 AM (in response to DG4444)
I had some extra time and did a few more investigation on tye Mail App after changing to Thunderbird.
I was getting a very brief error message that dissappeared when the message I was sending overlayed it and made it unreadable.
I captured the error using a screen recorder. The error said that the digital signature was invalid and that I needed to check the digital key. I investigated that and found that I had two options.
1) renew the digital signature for mail.
2) uncheck a bofrigate in the top right hand corner of the mail message, from a tick to a cross.
I did 2) and the mail was able to be sent.
So if you are having problems sending mail and changing ports etc doesn't work then you could try this.
When I have more time I'll have a look at 1).
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2011 12:44 PM (in response to DG4444)
It's been a bit over 2 weeks since I changed from Mail app to Thunderbird.
I've had no problem sending, and do not get the errors you mention.
I have migrated to iCloud, and still no way to send mail form my MB with Mail App, which is frustrating, because I use iCal for may schedules, which interacts perfectly with Outlook, but not with Thunderbird.
So, untill Apple comes up with a patch to fix this problem, this is what I do:
In my office, I receive mail (all of my accounts SMTP and POP) on my MB Air, with Mail App, where I also receive Outlook an iCal invitations. I accept, or reject, invitations and exit Mail app.
Then I go to Thunderbird, where (god bless Push) I get copies of my mail, and use Thunderbird to respond and forward, or whatever.
Or, I can just use my iPad, where I can read my mail, answer, forward, accept or reject invitations, and do whatever requires emailing; but there, I have to use the on screen keyboard.
Either way, it's very cumbersome, and a lot of juggling.I get my work done, but feel like I'm in crutches.
I really wish Apple (or someone) would solve this nightmare.