Entourage is the only SMTP client?

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  1. austinsevo macrumors regular

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    EDIT: subject changed so i changed the name of the thread too.

    is entourage the only SMTP Mail client for OSX right now? Im not talking about IMAP only SMTP.
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    not sure what you mean? the OS X mail.app is the default mail client, there isn't one bundled with iWork. the suite is only comprised of Keynote, Pages, and Numbers.
     
  3. austinsevo thread starter macrumors regular

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    iwork isnt like office 08?
     
  4. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....M$ Office incluses Microsoft's mail client Entourage...Apple's mail client is called Mail - it comes with the operating system already so they do not need to include it in iWork. You don't *have* to use Apple's mail client either - you can use Thunderbird or whatever you wish.....oh yeah!
     
  5. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    You might want to read up on iWork to learn exactly what it is and what it is made up of.

    As it has been said, iWork does not include a mail client simply because there is no need to since Mail in already a part of OSX. It really doesn't matter what mail client you use with iWork.
     
  6. austinsevo thread starter macrumors regular

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    isnt Entourage the only client that supports exchange with SMTP?
     
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    Whether or not you can connect to an Exchange server using Mail depends on how the server is configured.

    See here. (That's from the Tiger version of Mail, there's probably a similar version for Leopard's Mail (3) somewhere too.)
     
  8. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Yes - until Snow Leopard is out, Entourage is the only mac client that support Exchange. But that has nothing to do with any of the functionality of iWork.
     
  9. austinsevo thread starter macrumors regular

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    right.. if i a IMAP connector. Not SMTP.
     
  10. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Yes, so an Exchange server can be set up to allow for IMAP connections. A bit misleading to describe this as Exchange support, I suppose, but there it is.

    By the way, Exchange server support is not available on the Home and Student Edition of Office, but you probably knew that.
     
  11. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    What are you actually trying to accomplish? The way you're saying IMAP and SMTP doesn't really make sense.

    IMAP (and POP) are protocols used for receiving emails.
    SMTP is a protocol of sending emails.
     
  12. austinsevo thread starter macrumors regular

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    no i didnt know that, but thank you for letting me know!

    SMTP is used by exchange for sending and receiving.. IMAP is a sudo protocol that acts like exchange with push and sync but does not support many of its features.
     
  13. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    SMTP is a protocol used to SEND email. When you type an email and click "SEND", your mail client [Mail.app, Entourage, Firebird, etc] uses the SMTP protocol to send your email to your SMTP server (which may or may not be running Exchange), which then uses the SMTP protocol to send your email off to its final destination.

    When you click "GET NEW EMAIL" on your mail client, the SMTP protocol is *NEVER* used to receive your email.

    IMAP is one of the industry standard protocols for receiving email. If anything's pseudo, it's Microsoft's non-standard "MS-OXGLOS" protocol that they use to enable the features you seem to be talking about [calendars, contacts, tasks, etc].

    As others have mentioned, to get a client that supports that, you need to get the more expensive version of Microsoft Office, or wait until the next version of OS X comes out (as the default mail client will support it).
     
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    As stated above you do not seem to understand what SMTP and IMAP are.

    SMTP and IMAP are completely different. You need both to have a working e-mail system. One receives e-mail and one sends e-mail.
     
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    thank you
     

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