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Within the last two weeks, my mac mail is having trouble sending mail. I'm getting the message "trying to log into thie SMTP account failed." Then I get "Mail can't verify the identity of 'mail.mac.com'." What do I do?

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Aug 31, 2012 8:57 AM

My mac mail (3.6) is connected; however, I sometimes cannot send mail.  I am told "Trying to log into this SMTP account failed." (It shows as smtp.mac.com:  with my user name).  Then I get a second message "mail can't verify the identity of 'mail.mac.com.' "   Every once in a while, the outgoing mail works.  Yesterday, I spoke to my ISP Frontier; they couldn't help.  Frontier uses Yahoo for their mail, so I spoke to them as ESP; no help.

 

I'm getting frustrated with being unable to send mail.  Incoming seems to be fine. 

 

My OS is 10.5.8,

 

Help, please!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
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