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Cannot send an email with my AOL email address

249 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2013 1:58 PM by tal1971 RSS
tal1971 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)
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Jan 26, 2013 4:32 AM

I have just been trying out Mail in Mountain Lion. This is my first iMac.


Everytime I try to send an email from my AOL email account/details, I get the below window appearing:





Strange thing is I can receive email to this AOL email account, its just I cannot send from it.


Could anyone help me fix this issue please?

iMac (27-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), iPad (3rd Gen) 32GB iPhone 5 32GB
  • Radiation Mac Level 5 Level 5 (4,630 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 4:35 AM (in response to tal1971)

    It sounds like your Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) is not set up correctly.  I would suggest ypu open Mail>Preferences>Accounts>go down to the line on the lower right of the window that says "Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)>click on the drop down arrows at the right end of that line, and click on the "Edit SMTP Server List..."> in the following two available windows make sure all the settings are correct as to Port, Password, Server Name, etc. as stated by your ISP (in this case, AOL).


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