4112 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 2, 2010 7:38 PM by jackdawart
I solved the problem.
For some reason (I think after a Firefox update) the passwords in the mac mail got altered.
To find the passwords go to:
preference - accounts - account information . The password is the gmail password.
When all passwords were corrected, the smtp.gmail server went back online.
N.B. if you have more than one gmail account, you must use different passwords for each one or mac mail and gmail get confused.
If anyone else has smtp server problems, this may be a place to look for a solution.