Mail on Mac sending email

All of a sudden I cannot send an email from Mail. I normally use Gmail, but sometimes use Mail. It has just stopped working. I haven't changed anything. On the Connection Dr it says not connecting to outgoing server which is smtp.gmail.com. I have got no idea how to fix this. Anyone out there able to offer simple step by step instructions? please

geek_tanya170, Apr 29, 8:13 pm

Does it come up with an error message/anything else come up? i.e a password dialog or

geek_timtec, Apr 30, 1:28 am

Did you enable two-step authentication on gmail? That stuffs up lots of things.

geek_tillsbury, Apr 30, 5:39 am

When trying to send an email from mail it just sits in outbox. I do have two-step but have had no problem. I set it up in Nov, but the email not sending has only been happening for last 5 days.

geek_tanya170, Apr 30, 7:54 am

Are you with spark?

geek_rz_zone, Apr 30, 11:58 pm

Setup a gmail SMTP today.
Try:

http://macintoshhowto.com/email/how-to-get-gmail-to-send-mail-in-osx-10-9-mavericks.html

It is possible (but unlikely) your ISP is blocking port 465.

geek_gibler, May 1, 4:56 am

Hi gibler, no joy thanks - just says not connecting to outgoing server.

geek_tanya170, May 2, 8:46 am

Hi I had this problem with mail on my Mac gmail was working ok but mail was't i went to system preference /icloud and logged into my account and the problem went away It was a while ago so I think thats all I did

geek_baalamb, May 4, 4:55 am

Hi everyone. Ended up ringing Apple and the gmail had changed to pop and not imap. Something to do with the 2step thing.

geek_tanya170, Dec 13, 3:20 am