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Jan 24, 2013 11:17 AM

How do I set up macmail to send out emails? I have a Yahoo account and am unable to send out emails.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (11,695 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 12:19 PM (in response to appleuser170)

    In general, this means that some part(s) of your SMTP server setting(s) within the account don't match the requirements at Yahoo.  The target SMTP server isn't the correct host name, the port is wrong, whether or not SSL is required is incorrect, or the username and/or password is incorrect.


    Here is the detailed Yahoo setup document and here is the short version:


    The SMTP server address is  The user name us your full Yahoo! Mail email address including the domain "" or whatever Yahoo domain you're using.  The SMTP server password is your Yahoo password.  The TCP port is 465 (one of the default ports in OS X client), and SSL/TLS is required.


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