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Whether you are troubleshooting your email client or setting it up for the first time, these instructions will walk you through an important part of making sure you are successfully sending mail with Mac Email programs:

Mac Mail for OSX® 10.3 Panther and Mac Mail OSX 10.4 Tiger

  1. 1. On the Mail tab, select the Preferences option.
  2. 2. Click the account you want to edit.
  3. 3. On the Account Information panel, find the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) option.
  4. 4. Select the option for Server Settings.
  5. 5. If the value is 25, then remove and enter the alternate port of 2525 or 587.
  6. You may need to try both ports before you can successfully send emails.
  7. Your have changed your outgoing server port.

Mac Mail for OSX® 10.5 Leopard

  1. 1. On the Mail tab, select the Preferences option.
  2. 2. Click the account you want to edit.
  3. 3. On the Account Information panel, find the Outgoing Mail Sever (SMTP) option.
  4. 4. From the drop-down menu, select the Edit Server List option.
  5. 5. If multiple accounts exist, select the server you wish to edit.
  6. 6. Under the Account Information section, if Use default ports is selected, then select the option for Use custom port and enter 2525 or 587.
  7. You may need to try both ports before you can successfully send emails.
  8. Your have changed your outgoing server port.

Microsoft Outlook® 2011 for Mac

  1. 1. On the Tools menu, click the Accounts option.
  2. 2. Click the account you want to edit.
  3. 3. Find the Outgoing Mail Sever (SMTP) option.
  4. 4. Select to Override default port, then enter 2525 or 587.
  5. You may need to try both ports before you can successfully send emails.
  6. Your have changed your outgoing server port.

Entourage®

  1. 1. On the Tools menu, click the Accounts option.
  2. 2. On the Mail tab, double-click the account you wish to edit by and select Edit.
  3. 3. On the Account Settings tab, find the Sending mail - SMTP server section.
  4. 4. Select the Click here for advanced sending options option.
  5. 5. Select the option to Override default SMTP port and enter 2525 or 587.
  6. You may need to try both ports before you can successfully send emails.
  7. Your have changed your outgoing server port.