due to (windows virus related) problems at my isp, i am having trouble
connecting to the smtp server. there is so much bogus traffic that it
takes 4 or 5 minutes or longer to connect to the smtp server, and os x
mail gives up after about 3 minutes and reports an error. (retries
usually work, so it's NOT a configuration error.)

i would like to change the timeout value, but i can't find anywhere to
set it.

does anyone know how to do this?

........ tom klein

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