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1165 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 7, 2008 5:23 PM by Lawrence Finch
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2008 7:15 AM (in response to zmatz)What settings are you using the .Mac's authenticated SMTP server?
I've been accessing my .Mac account with my iPhone since 6/29 and I haven't experienced a single problem sending messages so I know it works. PowerBook G4 17-inch/1.67GHz/2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 7200rpm-100GB HD, iPod w/Video 30GB, iPhone 8GB
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2008 7:46 AM (in response to zmatz)I have this issue with my RoadRunner account. When I am not at home where I connect via the airport, I have to change my outgoing to cwmx.com, then I can send without any difficulty. Problem is that once I write an email and try to send it on my rr account, and get the "cannot access" message...I can't simply switch my outgoing setup. I have to discard the current message, reconfigure, and then rewrite. But you could try the cwmx.com configuration.MacBook Pro
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2008 7:50 AM (in response to kayp)This is not required with a .Mac account since a .Mac account has an authenticated SMTP server - as does a Gmail account. Something else is wrong since this is not required with an authenticated SMTP server.
The reason you must do this with a RR account is because Time Warner chooses to not provide/support an authenticated SMTP server for RR accounts - which would not be difficult, and provide for sending with the account regardless where and how you are connected - various Wi-Fi networks and EDGE. PowerBook G4 17-inch/1.67GHz/2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 7200rpm-100GB HD, iPod w/Video 30GB, iPhone 8GB
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2008 2:31 PM (in response to Allan Sampson)I have had this same problem and it has gotten to the point where my phone is 100% unreliable and I'm about to throw it in a river.
I have tried everything. In the past I simply changed it to port 25 and it worked but ever since I updated my phone to the newest version, I have not been able to send mail the way I used to; there is always a delay and when I'm at home I can't even fathom sending mail from my iPhone---on Edge or Wifi. Cox is my main mail server and I have heard about some interference between Cox, cwmx.com (which never seemed to work for me), and mac mail, but I cannot find a clear answer about ANYTHING.
I'm actually contemplating taking this p.o.s. to the Genius Bar and having THEM deal with it because I'm so sick of my mail not sending and waiting 20 minutes for it to tell me it's not sending!PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2008 2:43 PM (in response to Gwendolyn White)Your problem is with Cox and Cox not having an authenticated SMTP server.
Not many ISPs provide an authenticated SMTP server and I'm not sure why - especially with laptops and devices such as the iPhone so popular.
I'm a Time Warner/RoadRunner customer for cable and internet access and I quit using my RR email account several years ago for this very reason. I switched to using my .Mac account as my primary personal email account which has an authenticated SMTP server. I'm able to send messages with the account regardless the internet service provider used for internet access. My business POP account also has an authenticated SMTP server and no problems sending with this account either - via a number of different Wi-Fi connections and EDGE.
I suggest seriously considering switching to another email account. A Gmail account is free, can be accessed as a POP or IMAP account with the email client on your computer as well as with the iPhone's email client, has a good spam filter at the incoming mail server, and has an authenticated SMTP server.
If you ever move or decide to change your ISP from Cox to a different ISP, your email account and address will not need to change. You can access and send messages with a Gmail account with any ISP - the same with a .Mac account. And you'll have much more server storage space than Cox provides. PowerBook G4 17-inch/1.67GHz/2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 7200rpm-100GB HD, iPod w/Video 30GB, iPhone 8GB
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2008 5:23 PM (in response to zmatz)Your settings almost certainly need to be fixed. .MAC is highly compatible with the iPhone (no surprise) and it is an email provider that practically no one has problems with. Please see: http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/mailhelper/Lenovo T-60, Intel iMac (x2), Ubuntu 7, iPhone, Windows XP Pro, Leopard