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6335 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2008 3:31 PM by cameraz
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2008 2:08 PM (in response to theweerdguy)the same thing happened to me. i fixed by typing in my username and password under outgoing mail then going to advanced and changing the server port to 25.
P.S. To find all the info if you use mail go to preferences and its in there.iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.10), iPod touch
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2008 5:42 PM (in response to theweerdguy)I'm having the same issue with my gmail account (imap) but it's intermittent. The messages will attempt to send a few times and then they'll go without a problem. Or, they'll look like they're sending but not really send. I've sent a couple without issue - not sure why it sometimes work and sometimes doesn't.16gb touch, 80gb video, pink shuffle, Windows XP Pro
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2008 8:39 AM (in response to theweerdguy)Did you ever find a solution to your problem? I also can receive Comcast e-mail, but can't send! I checked my settings and they are correct. Can anybody help me here? Thanks!!!!Dell
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2008 2:50 PM (in response to theweerdguy)Did anyone come up with a solution to this..? I am having the same issue with my @netscape.net email. I can get incoming messages no problem but outgoing messages doesn't work at all. I get the same message "the connection to the outgoing server "stmp.aol.com" failed". have tried various different ports for outgoing messages, preset 587, port 25 and 446 (as suggested on other forums). Authentication is set to Password, as for the incoming messages...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2008 2:58 PM (in response to cameraz)I have time warner cable. On the outgoing mail server settings I have User Name: Optional and Password: Option. Also have SSL: OFF
lenniMac Core Duo 1.83/1gig, Mac OS X (10.5.1), PB 12"/768ram, iPod Touch
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2008 12:33 AM (in response to fowlski)Hi, I was/am having this same problem, but here's an additional detail. I'd be curious to have someone else try this and see if it works:
My inbound always works fine; my outbound fails with the "can't connect" message. But if I temporarily turn off that email account under SETTINGS -> MAIL with the unsent msg still in my OUTBOX, it successfully sends shortly after. Maybe it has something to do with NOT being logged into the email server (via the incoming connection)?
Pls post back if this works for you. Thanks, MikeiPod Touch
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2008 2:37 PM (in response to lenn5)I'm on Time Warner(RoadRunner. After I removed my User Name and Password from the outgoing mail settings (as suggested by lenn5)my outgoing mail started working perfectly. It makes no sense to me why it worked, but it did.Toshiba, Windows XP
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2008 4:18 PM (in response to theweerdguy)I am having the same issue but w/ inconsistencies.
I have 2 pop accounts that were synced from apple mail.
Both can receive just fine.
After the initial sync... the outgoing ports were set to :534 (or something)... I reset them to :25 and it worked once.
Than I noticed that if I am on the same network as the mac I sync with, Mail on iPod sends fine (but causes my G5 to lose that mail account password in keychain... annoying)
However, when I am about town, on random wi-fi networks, mail will not send.
I imagine this could be a router firewall issue for which I have no control over... but I don't think that is it.
I will try to add my user/pass to the end of the outgoing server string to see if that makes a difference.Dual 2GHz G5, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2008 10:40 AM (in response to theweerdguy)i had same connection failed error, set port to 25, user name & password entered ii outgoing section of ipod. & it worked.
next day, it didn't. after a couple of hours frigging about, + 1 call to my ISP tech support (nildram) that confirmed that 25 was the ONLY port to use, i deleted the outgoing username/password bit & it's working again.
something flakey going on.24" imac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2008 3:31 PM (in response to theweerdguy)I solved this problem ... for Comcast users, at least:
When you go into the settings for mail, it asks you to enter your user name and password for your Incoming Mail Server. However, it says the name and password for the Outgoing Mail server are optional. THEY'RE NOT OPTIONAL! You have to enter the name and password on the Outgoing Server as well.
As soon as I entered my name and password here, my mail worked perfectly ... both ways!Dell