Stephen Feyrer steve at toth.org.uk
Tue Mar 16 20:01:46 EET 2010


I am sorry, I didn't understand what is going on.  I knew that David  
Bienvenu had emailed you but I thought I'd done something to break Dovecot  
in some other way.  Again I'm sorry.

How can I use SASL-IR with dovecot?

If you think education is expensive, have you tried costing ignorance?


On Tue, 16 Mar 2010 17:02:48 -0000, Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi> wrote:

> On Tue, 2010-03-16 at 16:57 +0000, Stephen Feyrer wrote:
>> I'm trying to test EXTERNAL AUTHENTICATION in Dovecot.  To do this I  
>> first
>> configured Thunderbird and Opera to use my server, neither of them were
>> successful.  As a result I contacted both organisations to enquire if  
>> they
>> supported EXTERNAL AUTHENTICATION in their products.  Thunderbird
>> responded and said yes.  However, on closer inspection my contact at
>> Thunderbird identified that support for EXTERNAL AUTHENTICATION was poor
>> at best and then only in SMTP.  From that point on, my contact has been
>> trying to implement support in Thunderbird.
> I already got a mail about it from David Bienvenu and answered it.
>> +
>> 01 list "" *
> The problem is that Dovecot (well, EXTERNAL mechanism really) expects
> the client to send authorization string after the AUTHENTICATE EXTERNAL
> command. Typically you would just give "=" line there.

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