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How can I access my exchange mail account via gmail

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Hielo All,

We currently have an exchnage 2010 setup with users using office and the owa for email access.

i received a request by a user to be able to access his email via the gmail interface.

When I go to the gmail options it actuially gives tyou the possibility to be able to access other mail servers and add the relevent username and password.

None the less it keeps on giving me the following error:

Authentication failed. Please check your username/password.
[Server response: 535 5.7.3 Authentication unsuccessful code(535) ]

If it is helpfull,  our firewall system is a Cisco ASA 5510

Any help. Please ask if you need more info.
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Question by:ZeppiP
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Actually I found out what the problem was. I was using the incorrect security settings on the gmail connection.

It is now working.
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by:Daniel McAllister
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Just so you know in the future:

- QMail is a MTA (like Exchange, SendMail, or PostFix)
  - MTA's send messages to/from other MTAs via the SMTP protocol, usually without any kind of security or authentication (a major reason for so much SPAM in the world!)

- GMail is an application provided by Google that is primarily an MUA (vs. an MTA)
  - MUA's interact with users to send/receive data from their own MTA (usually provided by a hosting company)
  - Smart users (and smart providers) insist that MUA transactions be encrypted (unlike MTA/MTA transactions)

The point being that your question is clearly about your G-Mail client (MUA), whereas this zone is about Q-Mail servers (MTAs).

I'm glad you figured out your problem, but this was the wrong place to ask for help.

Best Regards,

Dan
IT4SOHO
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by:ZeppiP
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It was a security option I was missing out and therefore closing the question.
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