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Issues sending mail; also, quitting a lot.

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Dave Everhart1 Calculating status...
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Mar 1, 2008 9:13 PM
First issue:

There are three servers I can use for mail. One is the fastermac.net account, which I've had for a couple of years, now. The second one is my .Mac account, and the third one is my hosted account at godaddy.com.
Now, when I try to send mail via the fastermac account, I can very rarely do it; lately, it has been saying it can't use the selected server, so I switch it over to the .Mac server. No go, same message. Ultimately 8 or 9 times out of 10, now, I have to use the godaddy account in order to send out messages. Since this is a G-Rated forum, I can only use the term "tiresome", for this process.

Second issue:

Mail has also been quitting a lot, lately, for no apparent reason and after no particular activity.

Any ideas would be helpful.

Message was edited by: Dave Everhart1
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  • Sagesse Level 5 Level 5 (6,685 points)
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    Mar 2, 2008 9:30 AM (in response to Dave Everhart1)
    I'd start with some standard general fixes. Resetting Parameter RAM and repairing permissions.
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  • David Gimeno Gost Level 7 Level 7 (20,770 points)
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    Mar 2, 2008 9:34 AM (in response to Dave Everhart1)
    Assuming you’ve set up the account correctly (which I don’t know), take a look at what I suggested in this recent thread, in case it works for you:

    Mail very sporadic in sending emails, sometimes not

    lately, it has been saying it can't use the selected server,
    so I switch it over to the .Mac server. No go, same message.


    Not sure what you mean. You cannot use .Mac’s SMTP server to send from a non-.Mac address...

    Mail has also been quitting a lot, lately, for no apparent
    reason and after no particular activity.


    There is no point in start troubleshooting this kind of problems without (properly) uninstalling first any Mail plug-ins you may have installed.

    So do you have any Mail plug-ins? In the Finder, go to each of the following folders (if they exist). What do you see there?

    /Library/InputManagers/
    /Library/Mail/Bundles/
    ~/Library/InputManagers/
    ~/Library/Mail/Bundles/

    To make accurately reporting this information easier, open /Applications/Utilities/Terminal, type the following command (you may just copy it from this post and paste it in Terminal), and press <Return>. You may then copy the output of that command from Terminal and paste it in your reply to this post:

    ls -1 /Library/InputManagers /Library/Mail/Bundles ~/Library/InputManagers ~/Library/Mail/Bundles

    Note: For those not familiarized with the ~/ notation, it refers to the user’s home folder. You can easily locate any of the folders referred to in this post by copying the folder path here, doing Go > Go to Folder in the Finder, and pasting the folder path there.
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  • BrendonB Calculating status...
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    Apr 9, 2008 11:01 AM (in response to Dave Everhart1)
    I was having the same issue. I'd hit send and the mail would sit in the out box forever until the familiar server error. Then after reading 900 posts I found that you can go into mail preferences/ accounts/ outgoing mail server/ edit servers from the pop-up menu and remove all unused servers. Even though I removed the old accounts last year, the server info was still in this popup menu; weird. Once removed, emails fly away without stalling or needing a mail restart.
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