ACTION REQUIRED: Set your SMTP password

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Nov 23 03:19:43 UTC 2020

On Nov 22, 2020, at 15:56, Clemens Lang wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 04:54:28PM -0600, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Nov 17, 2020, at 21:37, Clemens Lang wrote:
>> I'm not able to send mail through this server today.'s
>> connection doctor asks me to verify that the username and password are
>> correct, but of course they should be since I haven't changed them.
> I couldn't find any specifics in the logfiles. Do you have a detailed
> error message, ideally the reply the server sent as well as an exact
> timestamp? Also make sure you're choosing the right sender address. The
> mailserver won't let you send with any addresses but your own.
> FWIW, I've verified that I can still manually log in.

I tried just now. (2020-11-23 03:14 UTC) It failed. The sheet said:

> The SMTP connection to server “” failed.
> Select a different outgoing mail server from the list below or click
> Try Later to leave the message in your Outbox until it can be sent.
> Sending from: Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at>

There is a button to open the "Connection Doctor". In the Mail Connection Doctor window, the MacPorts IMAP server is shown as being online ("Connection and login to server succeeded.") but the MacPorts SMTP server is shown as being offline ("Trying to log in to this SMTP account failed. Verify that the username and password are correct.)

There is a checkbox to Log Connection Activity, which was unchecked. I checked it and tried again. The log then contained:

> WROTE Nov 22 21:17:38.435 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelTLSv1_2] -- -- port:993 -- socket:0x6040028ad080 -- thread:0x604000c6ee80
> READ Nov 22 21:17:38.587 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelTLSv1_2] -- -- port:993 -- socket:0x6040028ad080 -- thread:0x604000c6ee80
> 14.5508 NO [SERVERBUG] Internal error occurred. Refer to server log for more information. [2020-11-23 03:17:38] (0.001 + 0.000 secs).

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