Okay, so mail worked perfectly yesterday and today it will not send mail.
1. I have verified that the outgoing serverinformation is correct and it worked 24 hours ago.
2. The other mac in the house has the same settings and it sends with the same server.
3. I got mail to send from a university today using there server, but it still will not send from the cogeco server at home.
4. I ran Onyx and some sort of Tiger Cache cleaner and that did not help at all.
5. I have four accounts, three with different incoming mail servers and they all use the same outgoing mail server. All worked perfect yesterday and none will send today. Again the server setting are right and mail from our other mac sends just fine with identical settings.
Any ideas, I really need to get this fixed and it sounds like some sort of bug in the program as it could not be a server or overall mail program.
Shutting off the router isn't enough. I've had this happen to me, and I needed to unplug the router, and leave it unplugged for a couple of minutes. The router has internal DNS memory that needs to be cleared when it gets over full. Hope that works for you!
If not, the only other thought is to reset the router. How you do that is specific to each model, so I don't know. But whomever you bought it from will.
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Yeah, just reinforcing here - shut off power to both the modem and the router. Let sit for at least 2 minutes (make a pot of tea).
And don't forget the basics!- check to make sure your cables are all plugged in. Modem to router - router to computer. We often kick stuff under our desks repeatedly, so these things happen.
Reboot modem and router.
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The 'wonderful' technology we get in the 21st century.
I've been told you need to do this with a DSL modem as well on a regular basis to keep it healthy - power it down, actually disconnect the power for a while, then power it up again.
Thanks RevMatt you solved the problem, not how you intended though. I shut everything off and started waiting a couple minutes. While waiting I heard that familiar mail beep saying I have new mail. I thought that was odd... Turns out a neighbour just got wireless and my ibook was connecting to that network. Turned things back on, switched back and no problems.