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Cannot send email from laptop, but can receive them. Send and receive both work on desktop. All Apple computers. Laptop Email preferences shows: Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) -> att.net (Offline). The "Edit SMTP server list" option for this [only item in list = att.net (Offline)] shows: "description" -> att.net, and "server name" -> smtp.mail.yahoo.com, "TLS certificate" -> none. Problem began June 11, 2018.

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‎06-13-2018 2:20 PM

Re: Cannot send email from laptop, but can receive them. Send and receive both work on desktop.

Don't know about the certificate problem but why are you using smtp.mail.yahoo.com (yahoo's SMTP server) and not att's (outbound.att.net for POP and smtp.mail.att.net fpr IMAP) as specified here

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Thank you. I discovered this afterwards. I used https://www.apple.com/support/mail-settings-lookup/ to learn about the correct outgoing server name for my e-mail address (a suggestion from a posting at ATT Community), then made a new/corrected outgoing server in my Mac mail program. Using this new/correct server now, and all seems well. A learning experience. I appreciate your reply and will file it for future reference.
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