It happens that after updating macOS, Mac owners encounter errors in the Mail application. Some users have problems using their Exchange and Gmail accounts, as well as a number of other email service providers. Errors are also observed in beta versions, but sometimes in stable versions.
As a rule, the problem manifests itself in the inability to log into the mailbox. In addition, the application may not check mail, send emails, or simply not run. I propose to understand the problem and get a solution that will help if you constantly have errors when logging in, checking mail, as well as sending and receiving e-mail.
Solve Problems with Mail App in macOS
- Start the Mail application, open the Mail menu and open the Preferences;
- Go to the “Accounts” tab, select the account you are experiencing problems with and go to the “Server Settings” tab;
- Choose Outgoing Mail Account bar;
- Next we need to choose Edit SMTP Server List;
- Find the Server name and Server Settings section;
- Find chechbox with“Automatically manage connection settings” and follow instructions below;
- If there is no check mark in front of this item, check it and restart Mail;
- If the tick is checked, remove it, restart the Mail application, return to the settings window and tick, then restart the application again;
- Repeat the steps for other Mail accounts.
Of course, restarting the application and ticking is tedious, but this method works and can solve problems with standard mail on Mac: automatically determining account settings will rebuild server settings as needed.
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Not all Mac users who have updated their operating system to the latest version have problems with Mail. It is unclear what is causing the failure; Perhaps, the matter is in outdated account settings. Could change the port number or address of the mail server since the last update settings and automatic configuration corrects this error.