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Entourage unable to mail non-SMTP client

By pwadminbod ·
In our company, we have a small number of Apple Mac client who use Entourage as their e-mail application. However, they are unable to send e-mail to Outlook users in my company who don't have SMTP addresses. It is part of the company security policythat SMTP addresses are only given out with written consent, so I cannot simply allocate an SMTP address to all users and cure the problem.

One further complication is the Apple Mac users are not allowed to use Virtual PC / Outlook because their boss says they must use Entourage (very political issue but a restraint non the less)

How can I resolve this problem?

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by PENGUINSRULE In reply to Entourage unable to mail ...

Your administrator may have smtp mail locked down for those users/machines.

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by pwadminbod In reply to Entourage unable to mail ...

This is precisely the problem. SMTP mail is locked down for these users due to our Security Poicy, which I referred to in the question. I need a solution which does not rely on SMTP to send messages from an Entourage Client to an Outlook client within an Exchange environment.
My overall feeling is that it can't be done. Anyone out there care to prove me wrong?

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by PENGUINSRULE In reply to Entourage unable to mail ...

Well, SMTP isn't the only mail protocol out there. There are actually quite a few others, but you may need an intermediate machine such as a Unix based or VMS based machine to serve as the server. I'll have to think more, but IN% is another protocol - you really may want to look at Eudora, it is multiplatform, and should perform pop (another protocol) functions as well. There's all kinds of freeware mail, such as pine mail, gold mail, all kinds of things that may not be worth time, because they may or may not work. Carnegie Mellon has an ftp site out there somewhere with all kinds of source code, and should have a place for you to look.

I'll have to look around more to help you more.

Sorry I don't know more at the top of my head, but the bottom line, is that you may have to create some sort of mail gateway to do the job.

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by pwadminbod In reply to Entourage unable to mail ...

Thanks for your input. I'll try your suggestions but we are also looking at the Mac version of Outlook, which may solve the problem.

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