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We have set SBS 2011 server with exchange. We have a third part SSL cert and all remote users can use exchange.  We have one user that is using apple mail and because of the issues with the latest version needs to use IMAP.

I have set IMAP up but and everything works but in in outlook when I set the "my server requires authentication" I get an error that says the client  does not support the authentication method.  

I have tried the three authentication methods listed for IMAP but I still get the error.  If I do not check the box I don't get an error but I can only send mail to internal users.
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Did you restart de IMAP4 Service after configuration?

Please take a look here for the possible ways -> Start and Stop the IMAP4 Service

For a better comprehension on POP and IMAP take a look here Authentication POP/IMAP


Hope this could help you.

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yes I started and stopped the service several times. Nothing changes.  I did notice some thing strange when I tried to add a port for smtp on my lab server it works but on this production server I get a message when I telnet that says service is not available.

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Can you do put the info and logs here after run this commands:

1.Use the command Get-ReceiveConnector | select identity to get the Identity of receive connectors of Exchange 2010 server.

2.Run the command Get-ReceiveConnector -id “receive connector” | fl and post the return.

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[PS] C:\Windows\system32>Get-ReceiveConnector

Identity                   Bindings                   Enabled
--------                   --------                   -------
EXMAIL\Default EXMAIL      {0.0.0.0:587, 10.0.3.75... True
EXMAIL\Windows SBS Fax ... {127.0.0.1:25}             True
EXMAIL\Windows SBS Inte... {10.0.3.75:25}             True


[PS] C:\Windows\system32>Get-ReceiveConnector -id "Default Exmail"

Identity                   Bindings                   Enabled
--------                   --------                   -------
EXMAIL\Default EXMAIL      {0.0.0.0:587, 10.0.3.75... True
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Thanks, but the last command is not complete.

Can you please use the FL ( format list )

Get-ReceiveConnector -id "Default Exmail" | FL

And post it.

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Sorry about that.

[PS] C:\Windows\system32>Get-ReceiveConnector -id "Default Exmail" | FL


RunspaceId                              : 824a8bb9-add0-4d6c-93a4-98ac1bc9c4d5
AuthMechanism                           : Tls, Integrated, BasicAuth, BasicAuth
                                          RequireTLS, ExchangeServer
Banner                                  :
BinaryMimeEnabled                       : True
Bindings                                : {0.0.0.0:587, 10.0.3.75:25}
ChunkingEnabled                         : True
DefaultDomain                           :
DeliveryStatusNotificationEnabled       : True
EightBitMimeEnabled                     : True
BareLinefeedRejectionEnabled            : False
DomainSecureEnabled                     : False
EnhancedStatusCodesEnabled              : True
LongAddressesEnabled                    : False
OrarEnabled                             : False
SuppressXAnonymousTls                   : False
AdvertiseClientSettings                 : False
Fqdn                                    : EXMAIL.aemgrp.local
Comment                                 :
Enabled                                 : True
ConnectionTimeout                       : 00:10:00
ConnectionInactivityTimeout             : 00:05:00
MessageRateLimit                        : unlimited
MessageRateSource                       : IPAddress
MaxInboundConnection                    : 5000
MaxInboundConnectionPerSource           : unlimited
MaxInboundConnectionPercentagePerSource : 100
MaxHeaderSize                           : 64 KB (65,536 bytes)
MaxHopCount                             : 60
MaxLocalHopCount                        : 8
MaxLogonFailures                        : 3
MaxMessageSize                          : 58.59 MB (61,440,000 bytes)
MaxProtocolErrors                       : 5
MaxRecipientsPerMessage                 : 5000
PermissionGroups                        : ExchangeUsers, ExchangeServers, Excha
                                          ngeLegacyServers
PipeliningEnabled                       : True
ProtocolLoggingLevel                    : None
RemoteIPRanges                          : {10.0.3.2-10.0.3.255, 10.0.3.0-10.0.3
                                          .0}
RequireEHLODomain                       : False
RequireTLS                              : False
EnableAuthGSSAPI                        : False
ExtendedProtectionPolicy                : None
LiveCredentialEnabled                   : False
TlsDomainCapabilities                   : {}
Server                                  : EXMAIL
SizeEnabled                             : EnabledWithoutValue
TarpitInterval                          : 00:00:05
MaxAcknowledgementDelay                 : 00:00:30
AdminDisplayName                        :
ExchangeVersion                         : 0.1 (8.0.535.0)
Name                                    : Default EXMAIL
DistinguishedName                       : CN=Default EXMAIL,CN=SMTP Receive Con
                                          nectors,CN=Protocols,CN=EXMAIL,CN=Ser
                                          vers,CN=Exchange Administrative Group
                                           (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT),CN=Administrative
                                          Groups,CN=First Organization,CN=Micro
                                          soft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configur
                                          ation,DC=aemgrp,DC=local
Identity                                : EXMAIL\Default EXMAIL
Guid                                    : 9d836b15-0038-4276-a193-cddfdf718236
ObjectCategory                          : aemgrp.local/Configuration/Schema/ms-
                                          Exch-Smtp-Receive-Connector
ObjectClass                             : {top, msExchSmtpReceiveConnector}
WhenChanged                             : 1/6/2014 9:48:12 PM
WhenCreated                             : 12/19/2013 10:04:36 PM
WhenChangedUTC                          : 1/7/2014 2:48:12 AM
WhenCreatedUTC                          : 12/20/2013 3:04:36 AM
OrganizationId                          :
OriginatingServer                       : EXMAIL.aemgrp.local
IsValid                                 : True



[PS] C:\Windows\system32>
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Thanks.

At first glance looks ok.

You can telnet port 143 from internal network?
Can you confirm that X509 certificate name is correct in your case will be EXMAIL

Please verify that this files exits on your server:

C:\program files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\ClientAccess\PopImap\Microsoft.Exchange.Pop3.exe.config

C:\program files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\ClientAccess\PopImap\Microsoft.Exchange.Imap4.exe.config

AND the following lines exits:
The following lines were supposed to be there and had to be added manually:

<dependentAssembly>
 <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft.Exchange.Compliance" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" culture="neutral" />
 <codeBase version="14.0.0.0" href="file:///C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\bin\Microsoft.Exchange.Compliance.dll" />
 </dependentAssembly>



1. Test-ImapConnectivity on the server and see if return the Success result. It proved that IMAP works properly on your server side;

2. Setup IMAP profile in the Outlook client, if works properly. It proved that the IMAP connection betwen the Outlook and server is OK;

You can see here the configs for How to configure Outlook for POP3/IMAP and SMTP Connectivity in SBS 2008/2011 Standard


 I also suggest that you could create a whole new mailbox on your server, then configure the IMAP profile in a client to verify if the issue still remained or not. I believe it could be a checkpoint.

Of course, please run the following command in the EMS:

Get-ImapSettings | FL and post it


I have hope that this can lead you on a good way.

Let us know
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Try this:

Telnet <Exchange running IMAP services> 143  - Do you receive the banner

Run EMS - Get-IMAPSettings -Server <sername> | FL - Verify the LoginType. By default it was set to SecureLogin

Download Putty application and run telnet session to IMAP server, verify the imap settings for user is working.

http://htluo.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-to-test-imap-connection.html

refer to this article as well

http://www.msexchange.org/articles-tutorials/exchange-server-2007/mobility-client-access/using-pop3-imap4-access-exchange-2007-part1.html

Try using same settings as mine
IMAP.doc
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The problem was I was looking at the wrong connector it was the Windows SBS Internet connector not the default.

It appears to work after I changed the settings.  I will test some more tomorrow.

Thank you
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I was led to the correct solution with this persons advice.
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