Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 9:54 AM (in response to Csound1)
As stated in 3rd paragraph, I have repeatedly checked both gmail (that is working and receiving mail at the server) and Apple mail on iMac. The error message says "can't identify pop.gmail.com as legitimate server."
I have no idea how to change that. .. BUT, both iPhone and iPad work just fine .. go figure. :-?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 12:26 PM (in response to Csound1)
Reponse was a lengthy but not meaningful reple ending in [-z tos} mcast-group
I am able to gt the accounts working on my Macbook, iPad and iPhone, so something is wrong with the 2011 27" iMac.
I have checked the set ups so many times I find it hard to believe i missed something, but will go at it again.
Really appreciate your help, you obviously are qualified.
PS: I've talked with Applecare but they say it is a gmail problem and ....
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 12:44 PM (in response to Edwin Law)
Gmail say it's Apple? that's the normal pair
At this stage I would be considering reinstallation of OSX, some thing is clearly not working right and reinstallation is generally faster than troubleshooting.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 12:43 PM (in response to Csound1)
Although there should be no risk while reinstalling I'm of the type that aways backs up first, just in case.MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Hybrid HD
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 12:51 PM (in response to Edwin Law)
I don't like all of the changes, but I do like enough to prefer 10.8 to 10.6, I have had no performance issues with any machine so there was only minimal downside for me, not all have had the same experience as far as I can see.
Some of the cosmetics is not to my taste, but it's cosmetic.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 12:57 PM (in response to Csound1)
Gotcha, I tend to leave things that work alone although this mess I have just been in is a result of thinking i would be better served by switching to a "neutral" email server.
again, appreciate and I'm outa here ..;-)