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Wannabe Geek

# 77372 15-Feb-2011 16:40
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Hi there,

I've posted in the Slingshot forum.  My trouble was that I haven't been able to send email via gmail or hotmail smtp servers using Apple Mail 4.4 for the last week or so.  Mail was working fine up until last week.

If I go into my gmail or hotmail accounts via Firefox, there is no issue with sending.

I've done several things and worked out what is happening. If I don't send an email for a while (say 5 minutes), all smtp servers go offline and won't come back online automatically.  If I open the Connection Doctor, it logs into the accounts.  Then I can send emails.  Damned annoying and there must be some fix.

Anyone know of a way to delay, or stop, smtp servers from going offline through inactivity?

Thanks, Harry

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Ultimate Geek

  # 440176 16-Feb-2011 11:03
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I have not experienced the same issue using Apple Mail for my gmail smtp connection, however my ISP is Xnet. Perhaps you could download Mozilla Thunderbird (free imap mail client) and see if that exhibits the same behaviour as Apple Mail. That might help to confirm whether the issue is onboard the Mac or with your ISP blocking the smtp SSL port.

Cheers Mike

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  # 440181 16-Feb-2011 11:11
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Just stick to the one thread, it just splits the discussion as is a pain to follow.

Maybe PM a moderator to move the original thread to a different section

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