10 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2014 12:19 PM by BDAqua
moona77 Level 1 (0 points)

HI need help on mail Mac OS X leopard- can't send or receive anymore have tried checking Bal etc -everything seems ok- there is just a weird icon next to in box a sort of bell which I believe means no  mail setup but I'm stuck any suggestions are welcome thank you regards

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,227 points)

    Hello, could it be a triangle with an explanation point in it? That means it's offline for some reason.


    Is it POP or IMAP account(s)?


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


    Then click the Show Details button & Check again.

  • moona77 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for responding so quickly I will try what you said-

    by the way the mail is pop

    i'll keep you posted thanks again



  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,227 points)

    who is your provider, the part after the @sign?



    OK, I'll check back.

  • moona77 Level 1 (0 points)

    LOL!!  Provider is orange.fr -made Apple check the mail settings instead of pop it gave IMAP but I don't think that has anything to do with the problem- how about canceling the old account then doing it all over again?

    best regards


  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,227 points)

    Well, deleting the account may lose all the mails you have now.


    What ports are set?



  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,227 points)

    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.

  • moona77 Level 1 (0 points)


    the ports are ok I tried cleaning and repairing disks etc and Onyx


    i need more help what is possibly left for me to check?

    thank you!

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,227 points)

    Most of the time I'd suspect one of 2 other things...


    orange.fr has changed their authentication without telling their users.


    Malformed eMails clogging up both ways.


    So anyway, did Connection Doctor say it connected or not? What was exact error if there were some?


    Can you login to their Webmail in a Btowser?



  • moona77 Level 1 (0 points)

    HI!!?sorry for making you wait for my reply- I should Have said from the beginning that the issue wasńt mine but a friends' who doesn't   speak English/ after trying again and tons of head scratchings later hé decided to call the provider

    i want to thank  you for help which  I appreciated very much!


  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,227 points)

    OK, thanks for the report!