Cannot figure out how to log in using IMAP4 via Telnet
Posted on 2008-10-23
In an effort to test a larger problem for another user, I am trying to log in to my IMAP4 server running on Exchange Server 2003 via a telnet window connecting to the standard port 143. I do as follows from a cmd window:
>> telnet MyServerIP 143
* OK Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 IMAP4rev1 server version 6.5.7638.1 (servername.domain.fullyQualifiedDomain.com) ready.
>> ? LOGIN domain/myUsername myPassword
? NO Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.
What am I doing wrong? All documents I find online say this is out I log in. I have tried all variations of capitalization, with domain, without domain, with fqdn, without, etc. I know my username/password, obviously, but why will it not connect? I have users actually connecting to the IMAP server via their cell phones so I know the server is working, functional, and authenticating somehow, somewhere.