TS1307: Mac OS X 10.5: Can receive email, but not send emailLearn about Mac OS X 10.5: Can receive email, but not send email
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2012 6:11 AM (in response to tammyfromtofino)
I have discovered the same problem on my Quicksilver G4 (Mac OS X 10.5.8). I verified that I can recevied mail via my .mac account, but the outgoing smtp's are offline.
I can log into my iCould account via Safari and send/recevie mail, but not on the G4.
...would appreciate any help/suggestions on how to proceed.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2012 9:21 AM (in response to tammyfromtofino)
Check first with Mail > Menu bar > Window > Connection doctor ... to see what the connection state is. There have been a number of similar reports of late. If you are not 100% au fait with mail, call your provider and ask them to walk you through your settings.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2012 4:51 AM (in response to seventy one)
Mail reports that the certificate for "smtp.mac.com" is invalid -- Connection Doctor reports that the server is unavailable.
All of my other acounts in Mail are working properly.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2012 5:03 AM (in response to William Tomcanin)
The invalid certificate is why the server is off line. There are many ways this problem arises. I would repair permissions first, try again and if unsuccessful, I would talk to my provider and ask if they would walk me through my settings.
I recently had a similar problem; the provider helped sort it but I never found out the cause.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 4:32 AM (in response to seventy one)
I have the same problem as Tammy. How do I repair permissions for Mail?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 4:49 AM (in response to LLQ2)
Unfortunately Tammy never came back to say whether it resolved her problem.
Go Disk utilities > Highlight your HD > repair permissions > and wait. Providing it says 'permissions repair complete' when it is finished, all is well. Try mail again.
If still a problem you must talk to your mail provider.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 5:40 AM (in response to seventy one)
Thanks so much for the quick response.
I did repair permissions and tried Mail again, then decided to double check the Mail Prefs of my MB Pro (where Mail works fine) and the iMac (G5 I think?). And do I feel stupid: the outgoing mail server on the iMac was smtp.mac.com whereas the server on the MB Pro was smtp.me.com! So I changed that and now Mail can be sent from the iMac.
Thanks so much, I love these forums. Whenever I have a problem, I check the forums first!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 9:36 AM (in response to LLQ2)
Happy to have helped, Laurie. What a lovely, cheerful response.