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2492 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 27, 2007 11:12 PM by Charles Minow
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2007 4:51 AM (in response to Joseph Booth)Joseph, as I have posted in answer to your identical post in the .mac forum, no-one on this forum works for Apple, and Apple don't read it. You should submit a complaint to them using this form:
Everyone here will sympathise with your frustration but if the problem is indeed at the .mac end no-one here can fix it.20 inch iMac G4, Mac OS X (10.3.9), GarageBand 2
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2007 6:28 AM (in response to Joseph Booth)Parsing through your rant which isn't directed at Apple, it seems you might be exceeding the sending limits included with a .Mac account which are not extreme by any means so take a deep breath and calm down.
All internet service providers and email account providers (even free ones) have sending limits or restrictions for non-business/personal email accounts.
These restrictions are in place as part of an overall effort to prevent spam emanating from an ISP's or email account provider's domain. In case you aren't aware, spammers make use of bulk spam mailings and these restrictions make it more difficult for a spammer to do his thing.
It makes no difference that you aren't a spammer or the content of your message is not spam since there is no way an ISP or email account provider can make this determination when you send a message but they can impose sending limits or restrictions.
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.Mac has several safeguards in place to ensure that only .Mac members send messages with the Mac.com outgoing mail server. Among them are reasonable limitations on:
* The number of messages that can be sent each day (200 messages)
* The number of recipients that can be sent to each day (400 recipients)
* The number of recipients a message can be addressed to at one time (100 recipients)
* The size of outgoing messages
There is also a 10 MB maximum size for messages sent or received using the .Mac mail system.
.Mac Email has been designed primarily for personal use. Sending unsolicited bulk email messages through the .Mac email server is prohibited.
If your message is being rejected by a recipient's incoming mail server, what is the return email error message provided which is sent by the recipient's incoming mail server?
Regardless, this problem is with the recipient's email account provider. If the return email error message from the recipient's incoming mail server indicates the recipient has exceeded their allocated server storage space, this the recipient's problem.
So instead of ranting, how about providing more detailed information about the error message provided so someone here can help narrow down where the problem lies so you can direct your efforts there.
IMO - since you use your .Mac account for email only, you should cancel your account but keep in mind that even a "free" service includes sending restrictions which may not be identical to .Mac account restrictions but none are restriction free. PowerBook G4 17-inch/1.67GHz/1GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.9), 7200rpm-100GB HD, iPod w/Video
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2007 6:44 AM (in response to Joseph Booth)I am also having trouble sending emails. It's as if they disappear completely. They're text only 6-10 sentences and I'm sending to no more than 1 to 3 people at a time. I write the email. Hit send. Nothing. No record of the email ever having even been written. Nothing comes back to me saying there's an error on the receiver's end. There's just nothing. And if I save to draft the draft disappears too. I've received no notices about being over my limit. And no error messages. I work from home and need to get these emails out. Any suggestions? I've never posted before. Hope I did this correctly. Thanks for any insights.mac probook, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2007 11:12 PM (in response to missquotable)Hi missquotable--
Welcome to the Apple Discussions.
I've never posted before. Hope I did this correctly.
I'd suggest re-posting your question in a new thread. Go to the top level of this forum and look on the left hand side of the page near the top. There's a link called "Post New Topic". If you create a new topic, people are much more likely to notice it and respond.
Second, I'd suggest adding a few details about who you're trying to email, without adding too much personal details (like actual email addresses). For example, are they all to .Mac addresses? Or to other addresses as well, like Yahoo, or SBC? Do some people get the email but others don't? What happens if you email them one at a time?
charliePowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.8)