People, Sometime yesterday, problems with sending out mail began happening. I am not sure how my IMAP passwd could have been altered. But it is.
I first saw this is using mutt from my "desktop" (tao) to my mailserver, (aristotle). On to, in ~/.mutt/muttrc is: set mbox_type=Maildir set mask="!^\\.[^.]" set mbox="~/Maildir" set record="imaps://aristotle.thought.org/INBOX/.Mutt Sent Items" set copy=yes set postponed="imaps://aristotle.thought.org/.Drafts" set spoolfile=imaps://aristotle.thought.org/INBOX set folder=imaps://aristotle.thought.org set imap_user=kline set imap_pass=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX set use_domain=yes set duplicate_threads=yes set realname="Gary Kline" set [EMAIL PROTECTED] set signature=~/.signature set editor="vi" set sendmail="/usr/local/bin/nbsmtp -U kline -P XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX -d thought.org -h aristotle.thought.org -f [EMAIL PROTECTED] Last night I had troubles sending mail _out_ via mutt; because I can use vi I send most long messages using mutt. Then I tried kmail. Same deal when I tried to send. I was able to mouse-swipe this dialogue: <QUOTE> Sending failed: Your SMTP server does not support PLAIN. Choose a different authentication method. The server responded: "5.7.0 authentication failed" The message will stay in the 'outbox' folder until you either fix the problem (e.g. a broken address) or remove the message from the 'outbox' folder. The following transport protocol was used: aristotle.thought.org Do you want me to continue sending the remaining messages? </QUOTE> I had/have no clue how to fix this; thus, this email to the list. I just tried evolutionn thaat reequested my IMAP password. I tried my "XXXXXXXX" above---which was what I set it to initially when my friend in Dallas, TX helped me set this up in Jan. [[ He helped me yesteerday to get rsync working to auto-backup web and other config files from aristotle to other computers. Can't see any reason that anythiing-IMAP would have been touched.]] At any rate, *where* is the IMAP stuff stashed on aristotle? A mail app called "dovecot" is installed. Is the password stuff kept somewhere in plaintext? And:: WHY do I need this level of security? I would rather not have any password protection on my email... thanks for any help, gary -- Gary Kline Seattle BSD Users' Group (seabug) | [EMAIL PROTECTED] Thought Unlimited Org's Alternate Email Site http://www.magnesium.net/~kline To live is not a necessity; but to live honorably...is a necessity. -Kant _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"