On Sep 5, 2007, at 5:46 AMSep 5, 2007, Jim Stapleton wrote:

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

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?


Only across SSL/TLS connections.

Eric F Crist
Secure Computing Networks

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