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mail receives but not send

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Aug 8, 2013 4:16 AM



I can receive mail in but it won't let me reply at all, nor forward.


If I click 'Reply' or 'Reply-All' absolutely nothing happens - no opening of email to type a reply. If I forward an email it sometimes opens an email but I cannot send anything at all.


At the moment I'm using Thunderbird which I don't really like but it's better than nothing as I have quite a few email accts in everyday use.


Can anyone help?



early 2006 mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 1.5GHz Intel, 1Gb 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,145 points)
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    Aug 8, 2013 9:30 AM (in response to Helen A)

    Are you using Mac OS X 10.6, or 10.5?  Mail behaves differently in each operating system.  And your profile has some confusing figures.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,825 points)
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    Aug 8, 2013 10:23 AM (in response to Helen A)

    Hello Helen,


    Who is your eMail provider, the part after the @ sign? Is it POP or IMAP?


    In Mail's Window Menu, choose Connection Doctor, any red dots for status, if so what is the message?


    Then click the Show Details button & Check again.

  • ana_lan Calculating status...
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    Aug 8, 2013 1:34 PM (in response to Helen A)

    The same thing just started happening to me today. Can't reply to anything, but I can read the emails. I can't create a new message, either. I click and nothing happens. This is a new issue I've never experienced before today.


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