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K7LU
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Icon 5 posted August 15, 2006 06:13      Profile for K7LU     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Question about Apple's mailer under OS X. This thing seems to have a hard time forgetting about past outgoing mail servers. Currently, all e-mail accounts are configured with the same outgoing server. Still, Mail has stored, somewhere, the addresses for outgoing servers of former ISP's. And what's worse, it always tries one that is no longer valid (and fails) first. The bottom line is that I'm always dealing with the mailer complaining that it can't send the message and then having to select the proper server from the list. Not a really big deal, but it gets annoying after a while (and it's been going on for years.) Can someone tell me what file I might edit/delete or whatever to make Mail forget that these old outgoing servers ever existed (and thus stop attempting to use them.) I don't care if I end up having to reconfigure my e-mail accounts since I'm now in the midst of a relocation that is going to force a change of ISP anyway. Now is the perfect time to fix this problem. Someone please tell me how.

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Icon 3 posted August 15, 2006 08:48      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I had this same problem, and it took me a while to find out where to delete a mail server... it's not in the most obvious spot.

Check out Preferences/Account information tab, then select the pop up menu Outgoing Mail Server (SMPT). At the bottom of the menu's list is the choice Edit Server List. From there you can delete old mail servers.

OK, hope that helps. [Smile]

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Icon 10 posted August 15, 2006 09:50      Profile for K7LU     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Snaggy,

I thought I'd looked everywhere, but there it was, right where you said it would be. Old servers are long gone! MANY THANKS!

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