3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 7, 2013 8:14 PM by rkaufmann87
dphoeb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

After my internet connection was re-activated this weekend I get an error message when I try to access incoming mail although I can send mail via my apple mail account. I can access Safari, and can receive and send mail if I access Comcast.net via Safari however I can't "Get Mail' through Apple mail.


the error message is:


There may be a problem with the mail server or network.Verify the settings for account "Comcast.net" or try again.

The server returned the error: The connection to the server "Mail.comcast.net" on port 465 timed out.


I did check the settings.
I also have checked the box:  Use SSL


Any suggestions?  Klaus1?

iMac, OS X Server, Intel Core i5
  • rkaufmann87 Level 9 Level 9 (50,655 points)

    Please complete your profile, we don't know the version of OS X installed on your system. However the first thing I'd recommend is reading Apple's advice in Mail Troubleshooting.

  • dphoeb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OS X 10.6.8  I did look into Mail Troubleshooting but wasn't able to find an example of my particualr problem. If I have to uninstall and reinstall Mail I'd like some direction. Will I lose all my previous emails if I uninstall? Is there a way to back up email or do I have to save all of them to the desktop in folders?

  • rkaufmann87 Level 9 Level 9 (50,655 points)

    Keep looking and working with your ISP, the issue isn't in Mail. You may have a corrupt setting though, I'd recommend opening your Mail - Preferences and manually entering each setting. Even though they may look OK one may be corrupt.


    Also Mail cannot be uninstalled it's part of OS X. You can however re-install OS X however that is not call for in your case and would be a very unwise thing to to.