> All the authentication options you mention after plain text (which is the
> standard method built in to the protocol) require Cyrus SASL. This isn't as
> scary to set up as the docs make it sound. PLAIN and LOGIN can both use your
> existing user passwords (which is what I do). GSSAPI requires Kerberos, and
> the digest methods (the -MD5 ones) need a separate file of passwords held in
> plain text - the sasldb. Of the passwd-based methods, PLAIN is the preferred
> protocol according to the docs and RFCs - LOGIN is the one Microsoft uses (go
> figure).

Thanks, that's almost all of what I needed there. You insinuated (but
I don't think explicitly stated) that LOGIN is in fact encrypted in
some form?

-Jim Stapleton
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