My iMac has become very unstable since upgrading to 10.4.11. For example, an opened email will often close and mail quit without warning. Safari will also quit erratically, for no obvious reason. Also, I cannot sometimes open downloads and repair devices such as disc utility will not open, so I cannot do much fault tracing.
Your advice would be much appreciated.
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I believe you will need to manually set up your email program on your apple main computer by entering the correct email settings.
Under the Mail menu select the drop down listing called Accounts.
Select the mail service you wish to use, for example Gmail.
Double click on the mail service icon and it will open into a screen where you enter all of your settings include your email address. If you have not used your apple mac computer before for email, you will also have to fill in information on the web address of your mail server, you password, etc.
If you wish to ready you email on both you desktop mac and your ipad, I recommend you select the IMAP protocol (not POP) for email service which let's you see your email on either device whether you have already looked at a message or not.
John you may need to go into your "settings" on your iMac and configure your gmail account there.
look for the Settings icon on your workspace
click and look for Mail
Open mail and you should see Accounts and further down a choice to "add account"
Then choose which mail application you want to use, Google mail, yahoo, etc.
open google or gmail and type in your info.
These settings should get you started to use your gmail.
Login yahoo mail and choose you email like inbox email, sent email, trash email, spam email..etc. Then open related email and you see email left side box icon making just select and delete or just email top more option like make simple box image, delete, move, spam..etc. So just box image click and select which email delete or if you are all email delete then click select all email one by one, or go to delete option and click it.
If not understand contact yhaoo email technician.
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Updating a driver would not affect the mail server settings. could be a firewall issue but i doubt it. is the smtp server on your lan or are you using a hosted mail solution? the only things that matter there are the ip address of the smtp server, authentication, ssl (or not), port numbers, default from address, dns settings, and message size. the mail function is totally independent from you computers operation unless an on site server or workstation is hosting the smtp server.
Email on your iMac is accessed through Apple Mail application.
OR... Using a Browser to access the Email Server.
MAIL / Preferences / Accounts / Account Information.
There may be incorrect info in here.
Best to write the settings down on paper OR
CMD SHIFT 4 This takes a snapshot of a "cursor selected area" and saves it to the desktop. (Cmd Sh 3 does whole screen)
Check both Incoming & Outgoing Settings
If necessary (e.g. corrupt settings) you can Delete the email account & start clean
Add a New Account. A new Account will pre test the connection and put tick marks ? to indicate a good connection.
You can get the correct settings from your Win Laptop
YOUR COMPUTER OR WHATEVER ELECTRONIC DEVICE YOU HAVE, HAS AN OPERATING SYSTEM (SOFTWARE), THAT ALLOWS YOU TO ACCESS THE WEB.
THE WEB BROWSER CAN BE ANY ONE OF MANY THAT IS INSTALLED ON YOUR DEVICE.
LIKE: YAHOO, GOOGLE, FIREFOX, ETC
OPEN YOUR WEB BROWSER FIRST, THEN TYPE IN YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT THAT YOU ARE SIGNED UP FOR, LIKE: yahoo or juno or hotmail or whatever IN THE SEARCH AREA OF YOUR WEB BROWSER. IT WILL SHOW YOU AN EMAIL OPTION TO CLICK ON. CLICK ON IT TO GO TO YOUR TYPE ACCOUNT YOU ARE USING. THEN TYPE IN YOUR USER ID AND YOUR PASSWORD, THEN YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT WILL OPEN.
THEN YOU WILL SEE 'INBOX' OR 'MAIL' OR SOMETHING TELLING YOU A NUMBER BESIDE IT. THIS IS HOW MANY EMAILS YOU HAVE. MOUSE CLICK ON THIS TO OPEN AN EMAIL.
THATS IT. - - YOU GOT IT!
Hi, it seems like you are using IMAP protocol for your mail settings. The good thing about IMAP is that you can see the same emails listing for your imac, and your macbook. The bad thing about IMAP is that when you accidentaly delete emails on whatever computer, the others won't see them either.
Please check in Mail's trash folders for all your computers, and check if the mails were not simply moved to another folder
Hi, just to clarify you are trying to consolidate all of your email to the Mail.app program on your Mac, correct? It's not too tough and I'll let you know a secret. Yahoo normally doesnt allow you to do this without being part of their pay program but they launched "IMAP" support for all free clients.
The first thing you need to do is open your Mail program (The one on your dock at the bottom of the screen). Then click Mail>Preferences> Then click the + sign in the bottom left hand corner.
Put in your name, your yahoo email account (Example AKeech@yahoo.ca) and password. Uncheck Automatically setup my account and click next.
Click the drop down box that says POP and choose IMAP. Replace the info under incoming mail server with imap.next.mail.yahoo.com. Click next. Check the SSL box and click next again. Under description put yahooReplace the information in Outgoing email server with smtp.next.mail.yahoo.com.Put in your email address (remember the @yahoo) and password one more time and click continue. Click continue again, confirm your information and click create. Your done and your email is good to go.