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by Tom Nelson

You’ve just dashed off a reply to an important email message. When you hit the ‘Send’ button, you discover that it’s dimmed, which means you can’t send your message. Mail was working fine yesterday; what went wrong?

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Screen shot © Coyote Moon, Inc.

A dimmed ‘Send’ button in Apple Mail means there isn’t a correctly configured outgoing mail server (SMTP) associated with the Mail account. This can happen for a number of reasons but the two most likely are that the mail service you use made changes to its settings and you need to update your settings, or your Mail preference file is outdated, corrupt, or has the wrong file permissions associated with it.

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