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How to send .Mac mail when SMTP is blocked
Authored by: tomem on Jan 18, '06 05:21:16PM

WOW! Thanks so much for the outstanding hint and followup comments!

My employer is very fussy about security and will not allow SMTP for personal accounts. We set up a more "flexible" server of our own, and have used it for years to get personal email out of the site, but it was a bit of a pain, waiting for the first try to time out and ask for a different server. Also I'm not happy about running personal email through an employers server, having it all logged for prying eyes, etc. and was infurated that I could not use my own resources on the web for my own email.

Port 587 worked first try and it's nice to know one can set up a server of one's own in a pinch if the security cops get wise and shut down still more ports.

Thanks again,
Tom Moore

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TomEM
Crofton, MD



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How to send .Mac mail when SMTP is blocked
Authored by: Renegades on Dec 16, '10 07:08:12PM

Mac's Mail ... it sucks!

In every decent mail client you can configure POP port as well as SMTP port ... in Mac's MAIL - you can't!

We use our own mail-servers and use port 26 for SMTP. Working with MAIL on a MAC, it is impossible to use your own mail-servers, the routing will always stay problematic and hence no matter what you declare, ISPs will block you since you'll never be able to be identified as YOU !

When will MAC's Super Staff with 369 rewards and 792 diplomas realize their stuff-up with MAIL? Maybe they should go and get another few diplomas first



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How to send .Mac mail when SMTP is blocked
Authored by: dgerrity on Apr 17, '11 01:03:23PM
For SMTP:
  1. Mail | Preferences | Accounts
  2. Accounts Information tab
  3. Click on the account of interest
  4. Select "Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): and pull it down, select Edit SMTP Server List...
  5. Advanced tab
There you can pick any server, any port, choose ssl or not, and select from a list of authentication methods.

For POP, use the same process as above to setup the SMTP server. To alter POP inbound settings:

  1. Mail | Preferences | Accounts
  2. Click on the account of interest
  3. Advanced tab
There you can pick any port, choose ssl or not, and select from a list of authentication methods.

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