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Sending in Mail doesn't work, Entourage does, Why?

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Sending emails in Apple's Mail doesn't work, yet Microsoft Entourage does, Why?
This is the conversation I've been having with my server tech, and they can't find the reason why I can send mail in Microsoft Entourage no problem, yet Apple Mail receives but not able to send any email what so ever..
Very frustrating.
Carl Pepper said:
2008-05-09 13:16:39 (UTC-7)
I'm having a heck of a time trying to SEND emails on the SilverSpiritHomeServices.com system.
I'm using a Mac.
I can do it in Microsoft Entourage, yet I can't do it in Mac Mail (this is the program I need to be able to use).
Receiving email it works fine, just sending it only works in Entourage.
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2008-05-09 13:16:39 (UTC-7)
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Rackspace said:
2008-05-09 13:38:27 (UTC-7)
Hello,
That definitely seems odd. Since it works fine with Entourage, that would indicate the server is working properly. Additionally, I've tested the SMTP server from here (on a Mac) and am able to connect. I do not have a valid user to send email with, but I can try it if you want to provide me with the one you are trying, temporarily.
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Carl Pepper said:
2008-05-09 14:35:36 (UTC-7)
The settings I have are:
[email protected]
mail.SilverSpiritHomeServices.com
User Name:[email protected]
Password: XXXXXX
(SMTP): pop.SilverSpiritHomeServices.com
Authentication: None
Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) unchecked
Carl Pepper said:
2008-05-09 15:00:15 (UTC-7)
Here is the "cheat sheet" from APPLE.COM:
"Outgoing mail server settings
Outgoing server hostname: __________________________
Such as smtp.sampleserver.com
Outgoing server port:
25 [ ] 465 [ ] 587 [ ] Other: ____
The outgoing mail server supports Secure Sockets Layer (SSL): Yes [ ] No [ ]
Outgoing server authentication type:
Password [ ] MD5 [ ] NTLM [ ] Kerberos [ ]
Outgoing server requires a username and password: Yes [ ] No [ ]
If yes, username: ___________________ password: _______________________
Can these settings be used from any Internet connection?: Yes [ ] No [ ]
If you use your ISP’s own email service (instead of a third-party such as Gmail), sometimes it may not work if you roam to another Internet access point, such as a cafe with wireless Internet. Check with your email provider that the settings they give you will work if you plan to roam."
Rackspace said:
2008-05-09 19:26:43 (UTC-7)
Hello Carl,
In your report, I notice this:
Authentication: None
You need to authenticate before you can send mail so, authentication is a must. To be thorough, I tested both SMTP and POP authentication with the credentials you specified:
$ perl -MMIME::Base64 -e 'print encode_base64("\000info\@SilverSpiritHomeServices.com\000XXXXXX")'
AGluZm9AU2lsdmVyU3Bpcml0SG9tZVNlcnZpY2VzLmNvbQBzaWx2ZXIwMA==
$ telnet mail.SilverSpiritHomeServices.com 25
Trying 72.3.249.33...
Connected to SilverSpiritHomeServices.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 thepepper.com ESMTP
EHLO RACKSPACE
250-thepepper.com
250-AUTH=LOGIN CRAM-MD5 PLAIN
250-AUTH LOGIN CRAM-MD5 PLAIN
250-STARTTLS
250-PIPELINING
250 8BITMIME
AUTH PLAIN AGluZm9AU2lsdmVyU3Bpcml0SG9tZVNlcnZpY2VzLmNvbQBzaWx2ZXIwMA==
235 go ahead
MAIL FROM [email protected]
250 ok
RCPT TO [email protected]
250 ok
DATA
354 go ahead
Subject: test
test 123
250 ok 1210386097 qp 32576
Now for pop:
$ nc mail.SilverSpiritHomeServices.com 110
+OK Hello there. <[email protected]>
USER [email protected]
+OK Password required.
PASS XXXXXX
+OK logged in.
All worked in both tests. Please enable authentication and get back to us.
Best Regards,
Jared Rodriguez
Rackspace Support
Carl Pepper said:
2008-05-10 15:40:13 (UTC-7)
What kind of authentication?
MD5
NTLM
GASSPI
PASSWORD
Rackspace said:
2008-05-10 18:02:07 (UTC-7)
Hello Carl,
Your server only supports CRAM-MD5 and PLAIN authentication. You will need to use plain text authentication. I have never configured mac mail so I do not know how to configure this, you may want to speak with someone a apple support if you have trouble.
Best Regards,
Jared Rodriguez
Rackspace Support
Carl Pepper said:
2008-05-10 18:46:15 (UTC-7)
Which one is plain text?
Rackspace said:
2008-05-10 20:23:43 (UTC-7)
Hello Carl,
While I am not sure, you may want to try 'PASSWORD'.
Best Regards,
Jared Rodriguez
Rackspace Support

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I've tried mirroring the settings from Entourage. I will take another look:
ENTOURAGE
*Personal Information:*
Name: Mitch Kring
Email Address: [email protected]
*Receiving Mail:*
Account ID: [email protected]
POP Server:
Password: XXXXXX
[checked] Save password in my Mac OS keychain
(nothing in the advanced receiving options is checked)
*Sending Mail:*
SMTP Server: pop.SilverSpiritHomeServices.com
(nothing in the advanced receiving options is checked)
APPLE MAIL
Incoming Mail Server: mail.SilverSpiritHomeServices.com
User Name: [email protected]
Password: XXXXXX
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): pop.SilverSpiritHomeServices.com
Server Port: 465
Authentication: Password
User Name: [email protected]
Password: XXXXXX
This is all the info I can find right now..
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