DavMail Setup

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LuthersBoots, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. LuthersBoots macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Lake District, Cumbria UK
    Hi all. I'm pretty good at most things mac, but server and stuff really confuse me.
    I have my iPhone and iPad talking to my Windows Exchange server no problem. but I have noticed that my server is 2003 and my iCal/Mail won't talk to it.
    I downloaded DavMail and I think this will solve my problem.

    BUUUT! I cannot for the life of me find a step by step setup guide.
    What address to put where e.t.c

    Has anyone done this successfully that can take the time to walk me through it?

  2. vanflymen macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2011
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Hey there,

    Basically, Apple Mail/Outlook 2011 is not compatible with Exchange Server 2003 so DAVMail sets up an interface that Apple Mail 'talks to' which in turn 'talks to' your exchange server.

    It is very easy to set up.

    First thing, 'localhost' or '' are analogous, both referring to the address of the machine you're on. i.e. your local machine. Thus, when you enter your settings with addresses in Apple Mail they will all point to localhost which is where DAVMail is running.

    So when you're setting up Apple Mail, you have to to follow these steps:

    1. Create a new IMAP Account
    2. The address for the Incoming IMAP server will be localhost:1143 (make sure this corresponds to the Local IMAP Port in DAVMail)
    3. The Outgoing SMTP will therefore also be localhost:1025 (double check in DAVMail again)
    4. You'll do the same for any additional services you wish to set up.

    Once you've set up your mail, it is time to set up DAVMail, all you have to do now is tell DAVMail the address of your Exchange Server. It is usually in the form: https://someserver.com/exchange. Enter that information in the box: OWA (Exchange) URL.

    After completing this step, verify all the above and it should be working.

    If you have any problems you can drop me a mail: vanflymen@gmail.com

    South Africa
  3. tigres macrumors 68040


    Aug 31, 2007
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
    Hey Daniel,

    Have a question that I hope you can answer.

    I am running Davmail, and have been successfully for about 3 weeks. Recently I am noticing that when I get emails via my 03' exchange server that it plugs up the system and will not download. These attachments can be as little as 1mb.

    In your opinion, where would I begin to troubleshoot this issue?
    Happens on both mac mail, and outlook 2011.

    All settings are correct, and I can send no problem.
    I want to say it's a router issue on my end, as when I recently had comcast installed I noticed the issue. But my bandwidth is crazy high 40MB.
    When I get to my house (ATT uverse) problem seems to sort itself on my home network in time.

    I am on a Dlink at my office, and an Airport extreme at my home.

    Any clue on where to start?
    Thanks so much! :)
  4. tigres macrumors 68040


    Aug 31, 2007
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
    Anyone successfully running this without issue on Yosemite ?
  5. Kenzo Kabuto macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2015
    hope I can find here some help with davmail since I'm getting desperate :(
    in settings I've put my company url OWA
    in advanced\domain my company domain

    in mail.app I've put
    my username
    my password
    as servers localhost:1143 and localhost:1025
    but I keep getting an error on username and password!!!

    company Exchange is 2003
    my OS X is 10.11

    so what am I missing?
    How do I know davmail is actually working?
  6. NielsJoormann macrumors newbie


    May 2, 2017
    I have exactly the same problems here, so i'd like to know if anyone found any solution for this in the meantime?
  7. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Do IT departments who are running Exchange 2003 have a satisfying answer as to what they are doing regarding security?

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