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Can't send e-mails on mifi with mac.mail
colehme
Member

My mifi works fine on roadrunner with eudora and mobile me but will not work with Apple mail.

 

Is there a solution to this problem?

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Tidbits
Sr. Leader

Are you using @Mac account?   Are you using TLS or SSL?

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colehme
Member

When a use my @mac.com all is ok. When I use my Roadrunner account....my primary e-mail... I can't send mail.

Road runner does not use SSL.

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Tidbits
Sr. Leader

I am confused.  There are 2 types of Apple mail that I can remember still in use.

 

@Mac, and @me.  Which one are you using that isn't working for sending?

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colehme
Member

Ok, sorry for the confusion.

 

My e-mail service provider is roadrunner.

 

I use Eudora on my PC computers as the mail program.

I use Mail as the Mail programl on my Mac.

 

When I use Mail on my Mac, I can send e-mails using the MiFi if I use my @mac.com or my @me.com addresses.

They are interchangable.

 

If I send from my roadrunner address (the primary address I use every day) I am unable to send.

 

Hope that clears up the confusion!

 

Thanks!

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Tidbits
Sr. Leader

That's a roadrunner issue.  They do not like people sending email through their SMTP server without actually connected to their servers(In order to send you will need to be on wifi connected to a roadrunner service).

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colehme
Member

thanks..doesn't seem fair

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Tidbits
Sr. Leader

Their reasoning behind it is IF your account is ever compromised your account won't be used as SPAM senders, and flood the network. It would also drive up the costs for them to buy bandwidth to accomidate their customers if something like that happens and would increase the cost of their internet service.

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colehme
Member

I appreciate your explanation but it seems most other service providers have figured out how to work around the problem for their customers. That restriction may force me to change providers.....a pain.  Thanks!

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Tidbits
Sr. Leader

colehme wrote:

I appreciate your explanation but it seems most other service providers have figured out how to work around the problem for their customers. That restriction may force me to change providers.....a pain.  Thanks!


They don't care at all.  If you ever get into legal trouble for that spam then it's on you, but at least Time Warner is making it harder for you to be liable.  If something like that does happen then it's on TW than it is on you.
The way around it is to use a proxy server.  AT&T and T-Mobile has one, but I am unsure of Verizon or Sprint.  You may have to call CC to find out if they have one.
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