1568 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2011 4:49 AM by daniel Azuelos
Ernie Stamper wrote:
Click on Window in the menubar of Mail, and choose Connection Doctor -- what does it report?
Connection status: <green bullet> Mail was unable to connect to the Internet.
And for all of my accounts, Mail is displaying the rotating wheel,
and in the column says: Connecting to server…
My connexion is OK:
I'm posting this reply from the same Mac,
and I'm collecting my E-mail on the same accounts with Thunderbird.
As the rotating wheels were still rotating 2 minutes later,
just to be sure I made a check of what's going on my connection
with tcpdump. "Mail Connection Doctor"
isn't doing any connection attempt.
Just to be sure of what my eyes refused to believe,
I just restarted Mail, started a tcpdump and opened the "Mail Connection Doctor".
I see some standard trafic (IPP, http…) but nothing on port 143.
This "Mail Connection Doctor" is plainly lying to me.
Hence my original conclusion seems to stand:
there's something corrupted within Mail.
As long as you'll see students making graphics with pen on paper,
you'll see the missing keystone of the software empire.
Create a New User Account, and as that New User set up this one IMAP account. If not familiar with setting up a New User Account, see:
This will be a useful test, and it not meant to suggest a permanent switch to the New User Account, but rather a test of the Mail application outside of your normal User Account and its existing setup data.