Help!!! Exchange server and MAil.app

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  1. srobert macrumors 68020

    srobert

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    I just installed OS X Panther on my work station.

    I'm trying to configure mail AND entourage to connect to our exchange server.

    The problem is, both apps ask for a IMAP/SMTP server. I was under the impression that such settings were not needed with an exchange server, so is out IT guy.

    Anyone can help me configure this?

    If you want to work this out with chat, my ichat nick is srobert.

    Thanks

    Seb
     
  2. 7on macrumors 601

    7on

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    I'd say about 95% of the time the SMTP server is mail. followed by your domain. In my case:

    Domain: truman.edu
    SMTP : mail.truman.edu

    if that doesn't work, I'm clueless.
     
  3. bitfactory macrumors 6502

    bitfactory

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    Re: Help!!! Exchange server and MAil.app

    Mail is not completely exchange compatible - and as such, the work around is Apple uses SMTP instead of Exchange's protocol to send mail.

    most companies have SMTP turned off (for security reasons) - so even if you find the domain, chances are they've disabled SMTP in the first place (if they are smart).

    the newest Entourage client gets us CLOSER, but it STILL doesn't fully support exchange (they use SMTP as well! unbelievable!)... i wish they'd just port Outlook to OSX - hell, i'd pay a few hundred bucks just for that... but i doubt they do it.

    i'm still using Outlook in CLASSIC to connect to our exchange server - that sucks, but it works for the time-being.
     
  4. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020

    srobert

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    Wow... that means that as long as SMTP is off on the exchange server, there is no way to get my mail in OS X? Thats a bummer.
     

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