unable to send mail/ port timeout

Posted:
in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I'm staying at a friend's house, and using their wireless I can receive mail fine but can't send. I get the follwing message:



ERROR

This message could not be delivered and will remain in your Outbox until it can be delivered.

The connection to the server "smtp.mac.com" on port 25 timed out.



What can I do to sort this out?

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 3
    Make sure that the account preferences has Authentication --> Password with your User Name and Password. The port and smtp server info you list are correct.

    If that doesn't work, it may be that your friend's ISP simply prohibits any other smtp server over their network. If that is the case, then use a web browser and log on to your dot mac account:

    http://www.mac.com

    That traffic will go over port 80 and all will be good!
  • Reply 2 of 3
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sherman Homan View Post


    Make sure that the account preferences has Authentication --> Password with your User Name and Password. The port and smtp server info you list are correct.

    If that doesn't work, it may be that your friend's ISP simply prohibits any other smtp server over their network. If that is the case, then use a web browser and log on to your dot mac account:

    http://www.mac.com

    That traffic will go over port 80 and all will be good!



    you can try port 587 too!
  • Reply 3 of 3
    jasonfjjasonfj Posts: 547member
    Aha. Switched to port 587 and all is good. Thanks!
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