Mail Application Won't Receive!
Posted 05 June 2008 - 04:00 PM
This is my first post here but I am at my wits end. I am using a Powerbook G4 10.4.11 (old, I know, work laptop) and have for several months. Our work email address is run through @mail, so that my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. For the whole time I have worked here I have used the Mail application 2.1.3 to recieve and send all my emails from this POP address.
As of Friday, for no reason I can see, I can no longer recieve any email in my Mail application, although I can still send.
I can read my emails through the @mail url, but this is a complete pain.
I have tried shutting the whole application down, checking all my preferences, and in the advanced accounts tab, clicking remove now to delete any messages I have recieved in the server. Nothing.
I called @mail and they said as I can still recieve emails from them in my url inbox its not their problem.
No one can help me it seems!
I really cant afford to lose the many emails I have stored in folders in my Mail application, so I'm afraid of trying to trash and relaunch.
Please help me!
Posted 05 June 2008 - 04:35 PM
I called Apple, Microsoft, and my ISP and all I get is "Gee..... I don't know!"
I can't believe that Apple doesn't know about this and isn't doing something to correct it.
Al, in Florida
Posted 06 June 2008 - 04:00 AM
be surprised if they've changed something on you.
I run into that because my internet service goes through Comcast, and my
internet "home" is Virginia Tech (vt.edu).
In Account Information is smtp.comcast.net: my-comcast-id
Clicking the Server Settings button shows
outgoing mail server: smtp.comcast.net
server port: 25
use ssl: checked
user name: my-comcast-id
Posted 06 June 2008 - 04:14 AM
There is no doubt, IMHO, that the problem lies with Mail and not with MSN/Hotmail.
Posted 20 August 2008 - 01:53 PM
Okay, so I am on an archaic eMac (I will be getting a new iMac soon, I hope) and I was using Entourage.
I decided to try switching over to mail and imported all contacts and saved messages just fine.
I can send email from my comcast account but not receive messages. I can't receive from Hotmail in Mail either!
I also just got an iPhone a few days ago and can't receive email on my iPhone, but I did one time and never since, how odd is that!?! (I think it has to do with synching with my computer, is that possible?)
CAN send messages from comcast & hotmail on Mail and on iPhone (uses Mail right?).
CANNOT receive messages from comcast or hotmail on Mail nor on iPhone.
I have searched for solutions and cannot figure out what could be wrong. Entourage is still working fine.
I am running OS X 10.4.11 on my super old eMac at home (Mail on my eMac is 2.1.3).