New Lion Server, IMAP Hell

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by rickeames, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. rickeames macrumors regular

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    I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I have:

    A server with three users.
    A domain that points to that server
    Mail enabled for the server

    But when I try to use Apple Mail to point to that server and login, I get "could not connect to this IMAP server. Check your network connection and that you entered the correct information in the Account Preferences. etc."

    I can telnet to my domain over port 143 and thus see that the server itself is running, but it is apparently not letting me login with my name and password.

    I'm flummoxed and have no idea where to go from here.

    My Cobalt Qube was easier to setup than this thing.
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Is Apple Mail configured to go to the secure port (993)? That's the only thing I can think of.
     
  3. rickeames thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes.
     
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

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    If that's the case, then you need to tell it not to do so. Port 143 is the unsecure IMAP port.
     

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