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Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2007 8:10 AM (in response to rik77)I'm having the same problem. Mail will work fine, then randomly it will stop. It keeps saying the outgoing mail server is "offline" Anyone else find a solution to this problem? These accounts work great with my iPhone and 10.4, but Mail 3.0 has been nothing but problems.
-MikeMacbook Pro C2D 2.16, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2007 5:13 PM (in response to rik77)Wow:
The mail thing is a disaster. Leopard has cost me an entire day. I totally regret the "upgrade." Mail works spotty. I can't even get my .mac mail! And my servers are "offline."
Awful!!!G5, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2007 6:34 PM (in response to David Michaels2)hey guys,
just letting u all know i am experiencing the exact same problem... every now and then, my outgoing email server goes offline and i cant send emails...
then, randomly, after 5mins or even 2hrs, it goes back online again...
i guess the good thing here is that the fact it is happening to all of us, it has to be a bug in leopard which will be fixed in an update, hopefully soon...
its always reassuring reading other ppl having same problems, rather than it be an isolated issue where only you are the one having the issue...
other than this, leopard is very nice to work in, nice attractive environment....
lets just all hope for an update soon...17" MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2007 7:54 PM (in response to anthonyzp26)could this all be .mac servers? i see a note that we may be experiencing "syncing" issues but maybe theres something more??Macpro 8X 6GB/2TB 2x23" MacBookPro 17", iPod touch 16gb, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2007 8:41 PM (in response to rik77)Two of the five outgoing mail servers I use were showing "offline" tonight. I deleted both, then recreated them. The first came back and worked as normal. The second however, still showed "offline." I checked on a laptop that also uses that server that still runs Tiger and all was well.
Mail doesn't really seem to be making an attempt to connect with the server. It immediately puts up a "no-go" message.
Lottsa little problems with Mail. Disappearing RSS links, multiplying "On My Mac" folders, "offline" servers that aren't really offline. All these little problems are starting to add up to a big problem. I need reliable e-mail.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2007 10:13 PM (in response to rik77)I am so glad I found this forum. I am having the exact problem as all of you. Have been on the phone with apple support for a couple of hours today and they made it sound like this was a problem they had never heard of.
I have a 2 month old iMac I upgraded from Tiger to Leopard and my wife has a 3 year old Powerbook G4 12" that I upgraded from Tiger to Leopard. Email was working perfectly fine before the upgrade. We both have a POP email account and a mac.com account. They seem to randomly be unable to either send or receive email. The only email that still works is the same POP and mac.com accounts using Entourage on my wifes Powerbook. To bad, she was really excited about the stationary in mail. At least I am not alone. Hopefully Apple is close to sending out a update to fix this.24" iMac, Mac OS X (10.5), 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo 2GB SDRAM
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2007 11:49 PM (in response to SoCal Boarder)See also this topic:
MartinMacBook 13", Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2007 4:30 AM (in response to rik77)What's up y'all? I'm going through the same issue. Funny thing is the first time I installed Leopard I didn't have this problem. After having an "oops" with bootcamp I reinstalled everything. This time everything seems fine except sending mail. I can receive mail, but can't send it. And I'm using the same server for the incoming and outgoing mail. Like everyone else it worked perfectly fine in Tiger.
I'm going to reinstall Tiger ... set up mail ... then up grade to Leopard (again)and see what happens. It worked when I did it in that order last time. When I upgraded to Leopard first then set up mail, it didn't work. Wish me luck ...MBP, Mac OS X (10.5), 2.4 Ghz; 4 Gb RAM
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2007 4:38 AM (in response to BJ74)Don't know if you have this possibility all over the world, but my ISP offers an outgoing mailserver called "asmtp.(servername)". It needs authentication (that's where the "a" comes in, I guess), and works fine.
My "smtp.(servername)" has only worked very shortly, though I have tried quite a few of the suggestions brought here.
MartinMacBook 13", Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2007 5:04 PM (in response to rik77)I don't have any problems sending but receiving. Mail will let me send mail but will give me the exclamation point indicating that I am offline. Nothing works to get it back online. I click "take all accounts online" and nothing happens.
Additionally, Mail is constantly asking me for my passwords, saying the server rejected it. I click, "save in keychain" but it always comes up blank.macbook, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2007 8:38 PM (in response to rik77)I'm having the same issue, and am NOT using .mac mail. Had it working great, then suddenly, usually if I move from office to home, then my Exchange server is "offline".
Anyone have a fix yet?MacBook 2.2 Black, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2007 9:07 AM (in response to rik77)This is definitely a Mail 3.0 problem. I downloaded Mozilla Thunderbird and my email works perfectly. It actually works much faster than Mail 3.0 too.
Anyone find a solution?Macbook Pro C2D 2.16, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2007 6:02 PM (in response to PxPx83)I have the same problem. The first two times it happened I got on the phone
with Apple and spent many hours trying to get it working. Now it's doing it again.
What other program can I use til they fix this that would have similar features?MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2007 5:33 PM (in response to PxPx83)i'm having the same problem - my incoming server cuts out about once a day or more, and the outgoing goes down for days at a time.
also, this may be related, my junk filter's not working - it marks messages as junk but keeps them in the inbox, even though i've tried resetting junk settings and manually setting them to move junk to the junk box. it's really annoying!
i hope these get ironed out ....imac, Mac OS X (10.5)