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TGJ14 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have three mail accounts set up on my imac. One BTinternet, and the other two hotmail accounts. In the last few days for no obvious reason I cannot send from my BT internet account.  After trying to send for a few minutes I keep getting error message that connections to host smtp.mail.yahoo.com on the default ports failed.  BT internet is not blocking the SMTP ports.  The SMTP outgoing server is listed as BTinternet(offline)! This seems to be a reasonably common problem, but nothing I have tried works.  Any suggestions gratefully received, though I have minimum technical knowledge!


Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,685 points)

    Hello,

     

    In Mail's Window Menu, choose Connection Doctor, any red dots for status, if so what is the message?

     

    Then click the Show Details button & Check again.

     

    Mail: Can't send messages, "Cannot send message using the server smtp.xxxxx.com" alert appears...

     

    old: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1482

  • TGJ14 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

    Thanks so much for responding.  I get a red dot against btinternet SMTP  (green dots for btinternet.com Account Yahoo! IMAP, Hotmail SMTP and Hotmail .co.uk)  The message against btinternet SMTP is

    "Could not connect to this SMTP server.  Check your network connection and that you entered the correct information in account preferences.  Also verify that the server supports SSL.  If it does not, deselect the SSL checkbox in the Advance tab of Account Preferences"

    I clicked the show details button and checked again and got 4 pages of technical stuff which is, I am afraid, gobbledegook to me....(see below)

    Any thoughts?

    CONNECTED Jul 07 20:19:52.393 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:pop3.live.com -- port:995 -- socket:0x7f84060eb6c0 -- thread:0x7f8402e580d0

    CONNECTED Jul 07 20:19:52.393 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:imap.mail.yahoo.com -- port:993 -- socket:0x7f8405efae00 -- thread:0x7f840661e820

     

    CONNECTED Jul 07 20:19:52.393 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:pop3.live.com -- port:995 -- socket:0x10415e750 -- thread:0x7f8405a2dfc0

    CONNECTED Jul 07 20:19:52.479 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.mail.yahoo.com -- port:465 -- socket:0x7f8404ef1ed0 -- thread:0x7f84059cced0

    CONNECTED Jul 07 20:19:52.539 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.live.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f8404d0cc80 -- thread:0x7f8405b7dc20

    CONNECTED Jul 07 20:19:52.539 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.live.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f8405d18570 -- thread:0x7f84059cfd40

    CONNECTED Jul 07 20:19:52.647 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:p02-imap.mail.me.com -- port:993 -- socket:0x7f8405c41f50 -- thread:0x7f8404dfb6f0

    READ Jul 07 20:19:52.656 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.live.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f8405d18570 -- thread:0x7f84059cfd40

    220 BLU0-SMTP395.phx.gbl Microsoft ESMTP MAIL Service, Version: 6.0.3790.4675 ready at  Sun, 7 Jul 2013 12:19:51 -0700

    READ Jul 07 20:19:52.659 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.live.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f8404d0cc80 -- thread:0x7f8405b7dc20

    220 BLU0-SMTP348.phx.gbl Microsoft ESMTP MAIL Service, Version: 6.0.3790.4675 ready at  Sun, 7 Jul 2013 12:19:51 -0700

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:52.678 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.live.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f8405d18570 -- thread:0x7f84059cfd40

    EHLO teresas-imac.home

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:52.685 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.live.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f8404d0cc80 -- thread:0x7f8405b7dc20

    EHLO teresas-imac.home

    READ Jul 07 20:19:52.707 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:imap.mail.yahoo.com -- port:993 -- socket:0x7f8405efae00 -- thread:0x7f840661e820

    * OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 ID NAMESPACE X-ID-ACLID UIDPLUS LITERAL+ CHILDREN XAPPLEPUSHSERVICE XYMHIGHESTMODSEQ AUTH=PLAIN AUTH=LOGIN AUTH=XYMCOOKIE AUTH=XYMECOOKIE AUTH=XYMCOOKIEB64 AUTH=XYMPKI] IMAP4rev1 imapgate-0.7.68_14.446672 imap406.mail.ird.yahoo.com

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:52.729 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:imap.mail.yahoo.com -- port:993 -- socket:0x7f8405efae00 -- thread:0x7f8405aab3a0

    1.40 AUTHENTICATE PLAIN

    READ Jul 07 20:19:52.796 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.live.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f8405d18570 -- thread:0x7f84059cfd40

    250-BLU0-SMTP395.phx.gbl Hello [86.138.217.199]

    250-TURN

    250-SIZE 41943040

    250-ETRN

    250-PIPELINING

    250-DSN

    250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES

    250-8bitmime

    250-BINARYMIME

    250-CHUNKING

    250-VRFY

    250-TLS

    250-STARTTLS

    250 OK

    READ Jul 07 20:19:52.796 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:imap.mail.yahoo.com -- port:993 -- socket:0x7f8405efae00 -- thread:0x7f8405aab3a0

    +

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:52.799 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.live.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f8405d18570 -- thread:0x7f84059cfd40

    STARTTLS

    READ Jul 07 20:19:52.803 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.live.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f8404d0cc80 -- thread:0x7f8405b7dc20

    250-BLU0-SMTP348.phx.gbl Hello [86.138.217.199]

    250-TURN

    250-SIZE 41943040

    250-ETRN

    250-PIPELINING

    250-DSN

    250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES

    250-8bitmime

    250-BINARYMIME

    250-CHUNKING

    250-VRFY

    250-TLS

    250-STARTTLS

    250 OK

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:52.817 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:imap.mail.yahoo.com -- port:993 -- socket:0x7f8405efae00 -- thread:0x7f8405aab3a0

    ****************************************************

    READ Jul 07 20:19:52.817 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:pop3.live.com -- port:995 -- socket:0x10415e750 -- thread:0x7f8405a2dfc0

    +OK DUB0-POP256 POP3 server ready

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:52.828 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.live.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f8404d0cc80 -- thread:0x7f8405b7dc20

    STARTTLS

    READ Jul 07 20:19:52.830 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:pop3.live.com -- port:995 -- socket:0x7f84060eb6c0 -- thread:0x7f8402e580d0

    +OK DUB0-POP188 POP3 server ready

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:52.835 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:pop3.live.com -- port:995 -- socket:0x10415e750 -- thread:0x7f8405a2dfc0

    CAPA

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:52.847 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:pop3.live.com -- port:995 -- socket:0x7f84060eb6c0 -- thread:0x7f8402e580d0

    CAPA

    READ Jul 07 20:19:52.894 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:pop3.live.com -- port:995 -- socket:0x10415e750 -- thread:0x7f8405a2dfc0

    -ERR unrecognized command

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:52.899 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:pop3.live.com -- port:995 -- socket:0x10415e750 -- thread:0x7f8405a2dfc0

    USER north.curry.pcc@hotmail.co.uk

    READ Jul 07 20:19:52.902 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:pop3.live.com -- port:995 -- socket:0x7f84060eb6c0 -- thread:0x7f8402e580d0

    -ERR unrecognized command

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:52.916 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:pop3.live.com -- port:995 -- socket:0x7f84060eb6c0 -- thread:0x7f8402e580d0

    USER re92jones@hotmail.com

    READ Jul 07 20:19:52.938 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.live.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f8405d18570 -- thread:0x7f84059cfd40

    220 2.0.0 SMTP server ready

    READ Jul 07 20:19:52.949 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.live.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f8404d0cc80 -- thread:0x7f8405b7dc20

    220 2.0.0 SMTP server ready

    READ Jul 07 20:19:52.949 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:imap.mail.yahoo.com -- port:993 -- socket:0x7f8405efae00 -- thread:0x7f8405aab3a0

    1.40 OK AUTHENTICATE completed - Mailbox size in bytes is 686628917

    READ Jul 07 20:19:52.960 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:pop3.live.com -- port:995 -- socket:0x10415e750 -- thread:0x7f8405a2dfc0

    +OK password required

    READ Jul 07 20:19:52.972 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:pop3.live.com -- port:995 -- socket:0x7f84060eb6c0 -- thread:0x7f8402e580d0

    +OK password required

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:52.991 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:imap.mail.yahoo.com -- port:993 -- socket:0x7f8405efae00 -- thread:0x7f8405aab3a0

    2.40 CAPABILITY

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:52.995 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:pop3.live.com -- port:995 -- socket:0x10415e750 -- thread:0x7f8405a2dfc0

    PASS ******

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:53.014 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:pop3.live.com -- port:995 -- socket:0x7f84060eb6c0 -- thread:0x7f8402e580d0

    PASS ********

    READ Jul 07 20:19:53.052 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:imap.mail.yahoo.com -- port:993 -- socket:0x7f8405efae00 -- thread:0x7f8405aab3a0

    * CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 ID NAMESPACE X-ID-ACLID UIDPLUS LITERAL+ XAPPLEPUSHSERVICE XYMHIGHESTMODSEQ XYMALPO

    2.40 OK CAPABILITY completed

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:53.060 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:imap.mail.yahoo.com -- port:993 -- socket:0x7f8405efae00 -- thread:0x7f84061fa690

    3.40 ID ("name" "Mac OS X Mail" "version" "5.3 (1283)" "os" "Mac OS X" "os-version" "10.7.5 (11G63)" "vendor" "Apple Inc.")

    READ Jul 07 20:19:53.077 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:p02-imap.mail.me.com -- port:993 -- socket:0x7f8405c41f50 -- thread:0x7f8404dfb6f0

    * OK [CAPABILITY st11p00mm-iscream007 1Q49 XAPPLEPUSHSERVICE IMAP4 IMAP4rev1 SASL-IR AUTH=ATOKEN AUTH=PLAIN] iSCREAM ready to rumble (1Q49:22581) st11p00mm-iscream007

    READ Jul 07 20:19:53.125 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:imap.mail.yahoo.com -- port:993 -- socket:0x7f8405efae00 -- thread:0x7f84061fa690

    3.40 OK ID completed

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:53.132 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:imap.mail.yahoo.com -- port:993 -- socket:0x7f8405efae00 -- thread:0x7f84060e6f00

    4.40 LIST "" ""

    READ Jul 07 20:19:53.192 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:imap.mail.yahoo.com -- port:993 -- socket:0x7f8405efae00 -- thread:0x7f84060e6f00

    * LIST (\Noselect) "/" ""

    4.40 OK LIST completed

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:53.200 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:imap.mail.yahoo.com -- port:993 -- socket:0x7f8405efae00 -- thread:0x7f8406663890

    5.40 LOGOUT

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:53.253 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:p02-imap.mail.me.com -- port:993 -- socket:0x7f8405c41f50 -- thread:0x7f84061fa690

    1.45 AUTHENTICATE ATOKEN MjI1MzkzMzQ1ADIyNTM5MzM0NQBBUUFBQUFCUjJaMk9HMmVWSlErdDc2NHRSR0pvV2FsQ2NOVklibGc 9

    READ Jul 07 20:19:53.406 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:p02-imap.mail.me.com -- port:993 -- socket:0x7f8405c41f50 -- thread:0x7f84061fa690

    1.45 OK [CAPABILITY XAPPLEPUSHSERVICE IMAP4 IMAP4rev1 ACL QUOTA LITERAL+ NAMESPACE UIDPLUS CHILDREN BINARY UNSELECT SORT CATENATE URLAUTH LANGUAGE ESEARCH ESORT THREAD=ORDEREDSUBJECT THREAD=REFERENCES CONDSTORE ENABLE CONTEXT=SEARCH CONTEXT=SORT WITHIN SASL-IR SEARCHRES XSENDER X-NETSCAPE XSERVERINFO X-SUN-SORT ANNOTATE-EXPERIMENT-1 X-UNAUTHENTICATE X-SUN-IMAP X-ANNOTATEMORE XUM1 ID IDLE] User resicloud logged in

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:53.415 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:p02-imap.mail.me.com -- port:993 -- socket:0x7f8405c41f50 -- thread:0x7f84061fa690

    2.45 ID ("name" "Mac OS X Mail" "version" "5.3 (1283)" "os" "Mac OS X" "os-version" "10.7.5 (11G63)" "vendor" "Apple Inc.")

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:53.476 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelTLSv1SSLv3]  -- host:smtp.live.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f8405d18570 -- thread:0x7f84059cfd40

    EHLO teresas-imac.home

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:53.509 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelTLSv1SSLv3]  -- host:smtp.live.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f8404d0cc80 -- thread:0x7f8405b7dc20

    EHLO teresas-imac.home

    READ Jul 07 20:19:53.552 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:p02-imap.mail.me.com -- port:993 -- socket:0x7f8405c41f50 -- thread:0x7f84061fa690

    * ID NIL

    2.45 OK Completed

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:53.560 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:p02-imap.mail.me.com -- port:993 -- socket:0x7f8405c41f50 -- thread:0x7f84061fa690

    3.45 LIST "" ""

    READ Jul 07 20:19:53.597 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelTLSv1SSLv3]  -- host:smtp.live.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f8405d18570 -- thread:0x7f84059cfd40

    250-BLU0-SMTP395.phx.gbl Hello [86.138.217.199]

    250-TURN

    250-SIZE 41943040

    250-ETRN

    250-PIPELINING

    250-DSN

    250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES

    250-8bitmime

    250-BINARYMIME

    250-CHUNKING

    250-VRFY

    250-AUTH LOGIN PLAIN

    250 OK

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:53.605 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelTLSv1SSLv3]  -- host:smtp.live.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f8405d18570 -- thread:0x7f84059cfd40

    AUTH PLAIN  (*** 44 bytes hidden ***)

    READ Jul 07 20:19:53.630 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelTLSv1SSLv3]  -- host:smtp.live.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f8404d0cc80 -- thread:0x7f8405b7dc20

    250-BLU0-SMTP348.phx.gbl Hello [86.138.217.199]

    250-TURN

    250-SIZE 41943040

    250-ETRN

    250-PIPELINING

    250-DSN

    250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES

    250-8bitmime

    250-BINARYMIME

    250-CHUNKING

    250-VRFY

    250-AUTH LOGIN PLAIN

    250 OK

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:53.638 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelTLSv1SSLv3]  -- host:smtp.live.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f8404d0cc80 -- thread:0x7f8405b7dc20

    AUTH PLAIN  (*** 52 bytes hidden ***)

    READ Jul 07 20:19:53.641 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:pop3.live.com -- port:995 -- socket:0x10415e750 -- thread:0x7f8405a2dfc0

    +OK mailbox has 1 messages

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:53.670 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:pop3.live.com -- port:995 -- socket:0x10415e750 -- thread:0x7f8405a2dfc0

    QUIT

    READ Jul 07 20:19:53.679 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:pop3.live.com -- port:995 -- socket:0x7f84060eb6c0 -- thread:0x7f8402e580d0

    +OK mailbox has 35 messages

    READ Jul 07 20:19:53.698 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:p02-imap.mail.me.com -- port:993 -- socket:0x7f8405c41f50 -- thread:0x7f84061fa690

    * LIST (\Noselect) "/" ""

    3.45 OK Completed

    READ Jul 07 20:19:53.730 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:pop3.live.com -- port:995 -- socket:0x10415e750 -- thread:0x7f8405a2dfc0

    +OK mailbox unchanged, POP3 server signing off

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:53.731 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:pop3.live.com -- port:995 -- socket:0x7f84060eb6c0 -- thread:0x7f8402e580d0

    QUIT

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:53.741 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:p02-imap.mail.me.com -- port:993 -- socket:0x7f8405c41f50 -- thread:0x7f84060e6f00

    4.45 LOGOUT

    READ Jul 07 20:19:53.786 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNegotiatedSSL]  -- host:pop3.live.com -- port:995 -- socket:0x7f84060eb6c0 -- thread:0x7f8402e580d0

    +OK mailbox unchanged, POP3 server signing off

    READ Jul 07 20:19:54.171 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelTLSv1SSLv3]  -- host:smtp.live.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f8405d18570 -- thread:0x7f84059cfd40

    235 2.7.0 Authentication succeeded

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:54.180 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelTLSv1SSLv3]  -- host:smtp.live.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f8405d18570 -- thread:0x7f84059cfd40

    QUIT

    READ Jul 07 20:19:54.234 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelTLSv1SSLv3]  -- host:smtp.live.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f8404d0cc80 -- thread:0x7f8405b7dc20

    235 2.7.0 Authentication succeeded

    WROTE Jul 07 20:19:54.243 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelTLSv1SSLv3]  -- host:smtp.live.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f8404d0cc80 -- thread:0x7f8405b7dc20

    QUIT

    CONNECTED Jul 07 20:20:52.847 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.mail.yahoo.com -- port:25 -- socket:0x7f8405f79010 -- thread:0x7f84059cced0

    READ Jul 07 20:20:52.902 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.mail.yahoo.com -- port:25 -- socket:0x7f8405f79010 -- thread:0x7f84059cced0

    220 smtp.mail.yahoo.com ESMTP ready

    WROTE Jul 07 20:20:52.919 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.mail.yahoo.com -- port:25 -- socket:0x7f8405f79010 -- thread:0x7f84059cced0

    EHLO teresas-imac.home

    READ Jul 07 20:20:52.974 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.mail.yahoo.com -- port:25 -- socket:0x7f8405f79010 -- thread:0x7f84059cced0

    250-smtp.mail.yahoo.com

    250-PIPELINING

    250-SIZE 41697280

    250-8 BITMIME

    250 AUTH PLAIN LOGIN XYMCOOKIE

    CONNECTED Jul 07 20:20:53.056 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.mail.yahoo.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f84061bec00 -- thread:0x7f84059cced0

    READ Jul 07 20:20:53.117 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.mail.yahoo.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f84061bec00 -- thread:0x7f84059cced0

    220 smtp.mail.yahoo.com ESMTP ready

    WROTE Jul 07 20:20:53.125 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.mail.yahoo.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f84061bec00 -- thread:0x7f84059cced0

    EHLO teresas-imac.home

    READ Jul 07 20:20:53.187 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.mail.yahoo.com -- port:587 -- socket:0x7f84061bec00 -- thread:0x7f84059cced0

    250-smtp.mail.yahoo.com

    250-PIPELINING

    250-SIZE 41697280

    250-8 BITMIME

    250 AUTH PLAIN LOGIN XYMCOOKIE

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,685 points)

    Due to bug in forum SW, have to post to be able to see your last reply.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,685 points)

    Is BT POP?

     

    Did it ever work?

     

    Did you set it up like this?

     

    http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9960/~/setting-up-bt-yahoo!-mail- on-mail-for-mac-osx

     

    The Password rejection can confuse people since it's a catch all meaning...

     

    This Password, Username, Authentication method... is not recognized on this Port to this Server, more than one entry in Keychain for each in/out entry, or a server end problem.

     

    If using a browser to login via WebMail works it's not Name or Password, but one of the other ones.

     

    The receiving email ports are:

     

    IMAP is port 143

    IMAP-SSL is port 993

    POP is port 110

    POP-SSL is port 995

    Outgoing ports are...

    SMTP and SMTP-SSL is on ports 25, 587 and 465. Port 587 has to be SSL, and port 465 is enforced TLS-wrapped and is generally used by Outlook users.

  • TGJ14 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi again BDAqua,

     

    Sorry but being a new user I don't know how to "post". Sorry to be so pathetic and maybe you can't read this either!

  • TGJ14 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    No idea if BT is POP, but then I dont really know what Post Office proptoco; means.  Yes it has worked absolutely fine for over a year and was set up in line with the instructions shown on the link you kindly gave me.  I am afraid the rest of your email was too specialised for me. Are you saying the outgoing mail is using the wrong port?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,685 points)

    My first guess is a problem on BT/Yahoo's end, quite common.

     

    Did you try Webmail sending from a browser?

     

    https://login.yahoo.com/config/login_verify2?.intl=uk&.partner=bt-1&.done=http%3 a//bt.yahoo.com/%3f

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,685 points)

    No, it isn't your fault, just occasionally here the forum won't show the last post, despite it showing in the header & having a link that goes nowhere.

  • TGJ14 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi again.

     

    I really appreciate you taking time over this.  I did try BT yesterday who said it wasn't their problem and I'm inclined to agree as I can access full functionality via a browser and, perhaps more significantly, from my ipad not via a browser.  Mystery eh?  Thanks for your note about posts too by the way.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,685 points)

    Mail works significantly different in iOS & OSX, might try different SMTP ports, but did you try Webmail sending on your Mac?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,685 points)

    You may have multiple entries in Keychain.

     

    Open Keychain Access in Utilities, enter the part after the @ sign in the search bar, hit enter.

     

    Use Keychain First Aid under the Keychain Menu item, then either check the Password under that item, change it, or delete it and start over.

     

    But with no red dots in Connection Doctor???

  • TGJ14 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi again,

     

    First, webmail sending on my mac works fine.

     

    I did get a red dot in connection doctor against btinternet.  I might have confused you with references to green dots too.  What I said was I get a red dot against btinternet SMTP  (green dots for btinternet.com Account Yahoo! IMAP, Hotmail SMTP and Hotmail .co.uk)  The message against btinternet SMTP is

    "Could not connect to this SMTP server. Check your network connection and that you entered the correct information in account preferences.  Also verify that the server supports SSL.  If it does not, deselect the SSL checkbox in the Advance tab of Account Preferences"

     

    You will despair of me but I am not sure what part I should enter after the @ sign in the search bar in utilities.  Do you mean btinternet.com?  It says No results found if I type that.

     

    I do wonder though if this isn’t where the problem lies.  I do from time to time get asked to verify passwords for mail and often the application as a whole fails to close and I have to use force quit.

     

    Oh dear.  Quite understand if you decide to give up on this!

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,685 points)

    Naw, I don't give up easily... or because neither of us understand what's happening!

     

    I'd think btintrnet shoild be there , but try a search for mail, or smtp

     

    Open Keychain Access in Utilities, use Keychain First Aid under the Keychain Menu item.

     

     

    Resetting your keychain in Mac OS X...

     

    If Keychain First Aid finds an issue that it cannot repair, or if you do not know your keychain password, you may need to reset your keychain.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1544

  • TGJ14 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    so sorry for the radio silence, I was begining to lose the will to live.  HOWEVER,  your reference to keychains made me think more about passwords.  I checked the BT internet help site again today and lo and behold there was a service status message about general problems sending and receiving emails which has been ongoing since 14 June!  It wasnt there before and why didnt they tell me this when I rang them up??!!  Their answer was

    Estimated time to resolve: Ongoing

    If you are having problems sending or receiving email,  you must change your password at www.bt.com/changepassword


    Changing passwords online is quick and secure. We will only change your password over the phone in exceptional circumstances.


    We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

     

    So I changed my password this afternoon and fingers crossed it seems to be working on the imac!  But now, even though I have changed the password in settings to the new one, the ipad has begun to play up saying the username or password for SMTP and my email address is incorrect.  I will play around with it and I will get there I'm sure.  Thanks for all your help and support

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