I hope you can help. My mum and dad's Talktalk webmail works fine but for the last 10 days or so they have not been able to send outgoing email from Mail. It just doesn't synch and the messages stay in Outbox.
When I look up account settings it says it is synching and the Change Mailbox synch settings is greyed out.
They much prefer the Mail version and it has all their addresses etc saved.
Good to know their TalkTalk Mail webmail is working well. Not missing out on emailing friends and family is important.
The important question is whether they're TalkTalk Consumer home broadband or MailPlus customers? And if so whether the email address is added to their customer MyAccount?
Thanks for yoir message.
They are home broadband customers and their email address is in their settings.
Thanks in advance.
I asked the questions just in case the mailbox had been restricted.
The greyed out Sync settings, if they're permanently like that, probably means that the Mail account is corrupted. The easy fix is to remove and then add the account afresh. Remove account is immediately below the sync settings.
Windows Mail does most of the job of setting up a talktalk mailbox correctly just by selecting Add account (other IMAP) and entering the email address and password.
Worth checking the server settings though - when Mail does an automatic setup it doesn't tick Require SSL for outgoing mail so you need to tick that box manually.
Incoming email server: mail.talktalk.net:993.1
Outgoing SMTP email server: smtp.talktalk.net:587:0
TICK Outgoing server requires authentication
TICK Use the same username and password for sending mail
TICK Require SSL for incoming mail
TICK Require SSL for outgoing mail
To get to these settings:
Test a send to the same mailbox.
Hi Fiona_King_uk, are your parents already registered on here or can you add their email address to the private notes in your community profile?