Outgoing msgs not received: POP via Mail

Apple / Mail 3.6
August 14, 2010 at 04:23:29
Specs: Mac OSX 10.6.4
Please, please help...

I'm having a very strange, very frustrating problem that I believe comes down to the Mail application on my Mac. I am running Snow Leopard (10.6.4) and using three email accounts I access through Mail via POP, and have done so without a hitch for years.

Recently, friends and colleagues alerted me to the fact they have not been receiving emails I've sent. Emails that appear in my Sent box. It seems that some people have received ALL emails I've sent them, some people have received SOME but not ALL emails I've sent, and other people have received NONE of the emails I've sent them in the past couple of months (this I only discovered a few days ago, much to my dismay).

I can see no pattern to which emails have and have not been received. It appears to be occurring across the three separate accounts, and with different outgoing mail servers. This is what leads me to believe the problem lies with Mail, and not the servers themselves, though I may be wrong. I cannot tell which emails have not been received, and can no longer trust that emails I send will end up at their intended destination.

I cannot find any information on this kind of problem. Please help me. I'm desperate, and at a complete loss!!

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August 14, 2010 at 04:24:25
Please note I am using Mail 4.3, but the drop-down options wouldn't let me choose this.

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August 14, 2010 at 05:29:39
It sounds like your SMTP server found itself on some email blacklist. Try using a popular email provider, like GMail.

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August 14, 2010 at 05:36:51
Thanks for your reply, Razor2.3. I'm having the issue with at least two of my three smtp servers. One is through work, and it's the email provider for the Department of Education in Victoria, Australia (EduMail), and the other is www.gmx.com. I would be very surprised if either had found their way onto a black list.

As well, I've emailed some people who receive some of my emails, but not others. Any further suggestions would be greatly appreciated (and please let me know if you still think it's a 'black list' issue; maybe there's something I don't understand about that idea). Thank you. :)

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