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Entourage 2008 Fails to Connect - PPP error. I've tried everything, any suggestions?

Posted on 2011-03-16
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Our client uses Entourage 2008 on a Mac (10.6) to connect to their GoDaddy IMAP account. About once an hour the attached message pops up. The call out to PPP is funny, but the situation is not.

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The client is set to send/receive every 2 mintes
"Connect only when internet is available" is selected
The wireless network he is on appears to be stable
I have not enabled Entourage's IDLE-type command, since I dont know if GoDaddy supports it

Any help is appreciated. GoDaddy offered not assistance, and I'm out of ideas. I can't keep asking the client to allow remote access, so I need a definitive answer. Thank you so much. Entourage error message
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Does he get the same error if he uses the built-in MacMail.app instead?
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This suggests the problem is that your internet connection has dropped:

http://kb.mit.edu/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4267541
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I ran permissions repair in Disk Utility and am keeping an eye on the situation.
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This error still happens for our client about 3 times a day, at random times. Sometimes it says "Connection to the server failed or was dropped" in addition to the previous error. Any other suggestions, its driving him nuts!
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That confirms my suggestion about 3 posts ago that the problem is your client is losing his internet connection. You will want to figure out why? Is he on wireless? Is it a weak connection? Is there interference from other 802.11 devices (like cordless telephones, for instance).
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Yeah, I was thinking the same thing, but the timing coincides with when we removed and re-added his email account and I'm not a big believer in coincidences. I will go onsite, troubleshoot his network and follow back up. Thank you!
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