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Ed CaraballoMac Mail outgoing port
by on Oct 7, 2008 at 6:15:30 pm

I changed my outgoing mail servor port in the advanced tab of preferances in Mac Mail. now my mail does not send. can anyone tell me which port it should be set to?
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Curtis ThompsonRe: Mac Mail outgoing port
by on Oct 7, 2008 at 6:20:48 pm


the default port for outgoing mail (smtp) is 25...


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Chuck RetiRe: Mac Mail outgoing port
by on Oct 8, 2008 at 3:44:02 am

The "default" port is 25 for SMTP, but for success you must use the port specified by your ISP or mail service. Many ISPs now specify port 587 and SSL. Some will not pass outgoing traffic on port 25. The SMTP port is set in the "Account Information" tab in Mail account prefs. You may also have to specify (or not) Password authentication.
The port setting in the "Advanced" tab is for "incoming" POP or IMAP mail. This is usually set for port 110 or, more likely now, using SSL, at 995. Gmail wants port 993/SSL here.

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