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I am trying to set up a new Mountain Lion install on a mac mini to connect using Mail version 6.2 with IMAP to my custom Dovecot mail server which is on an old G5 on my network.

My Macbook Air running Lion Mail version 5.3 connects just fine with IMAP. Thunderbird 17.0 on the new Mountain Lion mac mini connects just fine with IMAP and I can screen share with the G5, so I know it is connected. I was hoping to use Mail instead of Thunderbird.

Any ideas why Mountain Lion Mail.app would not work using the exact same (checked by two people) set up of mail as the working Lion computer?

Unfortunately I really don't know what this all means, but here is the log:

INITIATING CONNECTION Nov 22 14:59:56.703  -- host:192.168.1.42 -- port:143 -- socket:0x0 -- thread:0x7fe8733085d0

INITIATING CONNECTION Nov 22 14:59:56.703  -- host:thenetwork-3.local -- port:143 -- socket:0x0 -- thread:0x7fe873622760

INITIATING CONNECTION Nov 22 14:59:56.703  -- host:smtp.telus.net -- port:25 -- socket:0x0 -- thread:0x7fe8733d69c0

CONNECTED Nov 22 14:59:56.713 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:192.168.1.42 -- port:143 -- socket:0x7fe87494dbd0 -- thread:0x7fe8733085d0

CONNECTED Nov 22 14:59:56.715 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:thenetwork-3.local -- port:143 -- socket:0x7fe873252270 -- thread:0x7fe873622760

READ Nov 22 14:59:56.738 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:192.168.1.42 -- port:143 -- socket:0x7fe87494dbd0 -- thread:0x7fe8733085d0
* OK Dovecot ready.

READ Nov 22 14:59:56.739 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:thenetwork-3.local -- port:143 -- socket:0x7fe873252270 -- thread:0x7fe873622760
* OK Dovecot ready.

WROTE Nov 22 14:59:56.755 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:192.168.1.42 -- port:143 -- socket:0x7fe87494dbd0 -- thread:0x7fe8736c18c0
1.12 CAPABILITY

WROTE Nov 22 14:59:56.756 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:thenetwork-3.local -- port:143 -- socket:0x7fe873252270 -- thread:0x7fe8736c1490
1.13 CAPABILITY

READ Nov 22 14:59:56.772 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:192.168.1.42 -- port:143 -- socket:0x7fe87494dbd0 -- thread:0x7fe8736c18c0
* CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 SASL-IR SORT THREAD=REFERENCES MULTIAPPEND UNSELECT LITERAL+ IDLE CHILDREN NAMESPACE LOGIN-REFERRALS STARTTLS LOGINDISABLED
1.12 OK Capability completed.

READ Nov 22 14:59:56.775 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:thenetwork-3.local -- port:143 -- socket:0x7fe873252270 -- thread:0x7fe8736c1490
* CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 SASL-IR SORT THREAD=REFERENCES MULTIAPPEND UNSELECT LITERAL+ IDLE CHILDREN NAMESPACE LOGIN-REFERRALS STARTTLS LOGINDISABLED
1.13 OK Capability completed.

WROTE Nov 22 14:59:56.805 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:192.168.1.42 -- port:143 -- socket:0x7fe87494dbd0 -- thread:0x7fe8748433a0
2.12 LOGOUT

WROTE Nov 22 14:59:56.813 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:thenetwork-3.local -- port:143 -- socket:0x7fe873252270 -- thread:0x7fe8733085d0
2.13 LOGOUT

CONNECTED Nov 22 14:59:56.826 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.telus.net -- port:25 -- socket:0x7fe873064680 -- thread:0x7fe8733d69c0

READ Nov 22 14:59:57.591 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.telus.net -- port:25 -- socket:0x7fe873064680 -- thread:0x7fe8733d69c0
220 edmwcm04 bizsmtp ESMTP server ready

WROTE Nov 22 14:59:57.606 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.telus.net -- port:25 -- socket:0x7fe873064680 -- thread:0x7fe8733d69c0
EHLO [192.168.1.135]

READ Nov 22 14:59:58.729 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.telus.net -- port:25 -- socket:0x7fe873064680 -- thread:0x7fe8733d69c0
250-edmwcm04 hello [207.6.123.135], pleased to meet you
250-HELP
250-SIZE 30000000
250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES
250-8BITMIME
250 OK

WROTE Nov 22 14:59:58.735 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.telus.net -- port:25 -- socket:0x7fe873064680 -- thread:0x7fe8733d69c0
EHLO [192.168.1.135]

READ Nov 22 15:00:00.146 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.telus.net -- port:25 -- socket:0x7fe873064680 -- thread:0x7fe8733d69c0
250-edmwcm04 hello [207.6.123.135], pleased to meet you
250-HELP
250-SIZE 30000000
250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES
250-8BITMIME
250 OK

WROTE Nov 22 15:00:00.153 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone]  -- host:smtp.telus.net -- port:25 -- socket:0x7fe873064680 --         thread:0x7fe8733d69c0
QUIT
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It appears that the client says hello (EHLO), and the server responds correctly (list of supported ESMTP extensions, HELP, SIZE, etc.). Then the client says hello again, and the server replies again. Then the client QUITs. So if this is a complete log, then it is saying that the client is connecting and then disconnecting, but never actually trying to send an email. It doesn't indicate why, but the problem appears to be in the client. –  james.garriss Jan 15 '13 at 19:13

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