Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 8:42 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
I've reinstalled the system software including Mail.
Trashed various system files re AppleCare.
Created a new user account at root level.
All had no affect
Thanks for your interest
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 11:14 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
Many thanks for the continued interest.
Connection Doctor is showin a red status dot for all accounts except outgoing, verizon.net.
That is red for Gmail, iCloud and smpt.mail.me.com
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 11:26 AM (in response to Samantha Werk)
Usually that means that the settings or the account credentials are wrong. It could also be a network problem. Have you gone through the steps suggested in this support article?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 8:36 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Sorry I mispelled you name last time. Fat fingers.
Coincidentally I was having local network issues when you asked me to check Connection Doctor so I gave you bogus information.
I have cleared up those issues and now Connection Doctor is all green except for smpt.mail.me.com. Mail is connected to the internet. I read through the document you referenced but found nothing relevant to my issues. I will contact AppleCare again regarding the above but the tech I was getting escalated help from seems to be ignoring me now so may be time to start another cas unless you can clear this up for me. This is new behavior from AppleCare. In my experience they have always (for many years) been great.
Any further help would be much appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 9:07 PM (in response to Samantha Werk)
You have one server with a red status indicator. Please follow the instructions in the support article under the heading Mail Connection Doctor shows one or more red dots in the account Status column and report your results.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2013 9:24 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
I'm in a similar situation. I did go through the Mail set up verification process (http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3276) and the settings seem fine. I still have a red dot in the Connection Doctor for Gmail (my earthlink accounts are loading fine).
I also tried to open and close Mac Mail (6.5). I was not able to find the article "
Mail Connection Doctor shows one or more red dots in the account Status column" but tried this http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11796
The Internet connection is clearly fine, settings appear fine. I'm really stuck! Any suggestion would be very welcome.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2013 12:52 PM (in response to alloceki)
It looks like I figured out the issue/solution in my situation:
It turns out that because I am using 2-step verification I need application specific passwords. For some reason I had re-entered the "regular" password both for the account and SMPT.
Look in Google support or help for a page with title "Authorized Access to your Google Account". It will let you generate such password.
Why is this all becoming so complicated? Can't Gmail generate smarter, customized error messages?
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