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When I imported my email settings from Entourage X into in 10.2, I could no longer get or send email from my ISP (DSL), but could do so with my .Mac account. In each case, it told me the server could not be contacted on port 110 for POP3, or port 25 for SMTP.

Upon closer inspection, there was an extra space at the end of the server names. Removing the space allowed the connection to proceed.

[Editor's note: I tested this by adding a space at the end of a server name, and sure enough, Mail had a problem with it. Remove the space, and everything's back to normal.]
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apple fixed this
Authored by: carlmac on Sep 24, '02 05:28:43PM

I had the exact same problem, even went to the experts at the Mac store who suggested it was due to Rendevous adding the word .local to your SMTP settings, which some major ISPs didn't like. Apple fixed this problem with the 10.2.1 update. Everything works fine now.

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Different, I think...
Authored by: robg on Sep 24, '02 07:28:50PM

I tested on 10.2.1, and it still breaks. I believe the other issue was related, but different...


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unable to get incoming mail
Authored by: sigbjorn on Dec 29, '02 07:03:05AM

I hear you on the pop and smtp probs I get a message at start up which says unable to recieve incoming mail on my two email adresses, but it works fine in and out on the one i have from my internett provider and sends out okay on the server i have for my website but no incoming. as to spaces after the server names there arent unless i am looking in the wrong place? i have x.2 hopoe you can help cos I am new to mac and it seems a bit more complicated than it said on the tin.

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