Mac Mail on Exchange 2003

We are trying to connect a MacBook Pro to an Exchange 2003 server, but it is failing.

The MacBook is running OS X 10.6.2

IMAP is enabled on the server and all the relevant ports are open, I have tested this internally/externally through telnet and it passes through ok.

However, when I go into MacMail and configure an 'Exchange IMAP' account, it fails on 'username and password' continuously.

I have read that the reason for this is because you need to install the certificate first. I have since made the certificate available for online download, and when run on the Mac, I have read that the cert needs to be installed in the 'X509 Anchors' keychain but this isn't available. The only keychains I have available on this Mac are as follows:

login
Microsoft_Immediate_Certificates
System

I have tried placing it in all three but no success.

Any help is appreciated!

Beavish1Asked:
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Beavish1Author Commented:
Hi strung,

Should have mentioned I have come across that article before, when I browse to Machintosh HD | System | Library | Keychains, there is not Anchor keychain there.
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strungCommented:
A better alternative is to have the user use MS Entourage for exchange mail on the Mac. Entourage is part of MS Office for Mac. If he has any version of MS Office other than Office 2008 Home and Student edition, he can connect to the Exchange server using the following instructions:

http://www.entourage.mvps.org/exchange/exchangeathome.html

If he doesn't have Entourage, you are entitle to provide him with a copy of Entourage 2004 as part of your SBS 2003 licence software assurance program.


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Beavish1Author Commented:
Hi strung, we don't want to have to force people to buy Entourage to be able to access their emails from Mac's, unfortunately this one user has entourage 2008 home and student aswell, typical!

We don't have SBS 2003 running on this domain?

Thanks
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Beavish1Author Commented:
Is there anyway to recreate the X509Anchors keychain?
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strungCommented:
By the way, when you exported the certificate to be used on the Mac, did you export it in .cer format? It needs to be in .cer format to work on a Mac.
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Beavish1Author Commented:
are you sure it's .cer on a mac? it didn't recognise when I exported it as a .cer, I changed it to .crt and it recognised it straight away?

Is there anyway to recreate the X509Anchors keychain?
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Beavish1Author Commented:
So, if the user has entourage 2004/2008 which is licensed for an exchange connection, Entourage doesn't rely on the Anchor keychain being there?

Does the Exchange option in Entourage then enable you to configure IMAP etc?
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strungCommented:
If you use Entourage, you don't use IMAP. It connects directly to the Exchange server (using the OWA connection, I believe).

Set up instructions are here:  http://www.entourage.mvps.org/exchange/exchangeathome.html

You might still have to import the certificate. Not sure

Have a look at:  http://www.entourage.mvps.org/exchange/
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ekirchhoCommented:
Are you able to connect to the exchange server through the web browser? Is SSL required for your IMAP connection?
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ekirchhoCommented:
The reason I ask is, I am connecting to Exchange 2003 without X509 under 10.6 and have no problem using Mac Mail.
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