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I'm using my own SMTP server with SMTP AUTH for sending mails. The greeting looks like:

250-[...fqdn...] Hello [...fqdn...] [...ip...], pleased to meet you
250 HELP

Unfortunately when configuring user name and password for SMTP (no TLS), Android 4.2 (the standard mail app of the Google/LG Nexus 4) does not seem to expect this: authentication methods aren't supported by server.

On the server, I see Android disconnecting after that greeting was sent.

What authentication methods are actually supported by Nexus 4's mail app?

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I didn't look at the logs of my server for this, but I am using CRAM-MD5 myself with K9 mail. So it's definitely not the fault of Android, but rather of the mail app you're using. Maybe you could add information on your device, as different manufacturers might use different "stock email apps"? – Izzy Feb 6 '13 at 10:29
@Izzy: It's the Google/LG Nexus 4. After your comment I tried K-9 and it is working. Thanks a lot. Adjusted question accordingly. – undur_gongor Feb 6 '13 at 11:39
Glad the hint helped! So as suspected, it is a limitation of the pre-installed mail app of your device. Thanx for updating the details -- with some luck another GN4 user might be able to help on this. – Izzy Feb 6 '13 at 14:08
Do you mind adding a few screenshots of your configuration window. In those, the text areas like username, password and server could left blank meanwhile keep other options as they were and take the screenshot. – The Dark Knight Feb 10 '13 at 19:11
@Murshid: It seems screenshots require rooting the phone which I did not do (yet?). However, the configuration for SMTP consists just of the following fields: server -- [...], port -- 587, security type -- none, require sign-in -- yes, username -- [...], password -- [...]. – undur_gongor Feb 10 '13 at 19:52

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