[Dovecot] Help connecting from remote client (no auth attempts)

Blake McBride blake1024 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 16:09:13 UTC 2014

What I meant by "don't care" is that there are, presumably, many secure
options.  I "don't care" about which one.  I just want something simple to

Having a working understanding of SSL, I understand that sending
unencrypted text over an SSL connection is reasonably secure.  I do it
everyday with SSH. I shouldn't need, nor does Thunderbird require, CRAM-MD5

I was hoping to get some assistance from someone for whom dovecot is their
"daywork".  My "daywork" presumably includes things not in your "daywork".
 I can surely learn the system, and wouldn't need anyone's help, but that
would detract from other things more important to me that I have a lot of
expertise in.  Presumably, I would return the favor when someone asks for
my help in areas I have expertise in.  We can either help each other with
our respective expertise, or we can tell each other to learn it themselves.

On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 10:41 AM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net>wrote:

> Am 27.03.2014 16:33, schrieb Blake McBride:
> > In terms of the config, I really don't know what I am doing. I think what
> > I want is clear text passwords sent over an SSL connection.  Isn't that
> > secure?  I don't know the difference between SSL and that TTSL thing.  I
> > really don't care how it is setup. I just want it to be reasonably secure
> > and simple.
> if you don't care you unlikely will get it secure
> sorry but you can't have both at the same time
> * don't care and don't understand
> * get a secure and clean mailserver setup
> hire somebody or learn your daywork, having a public
> mailserver brings *great* responsibility *not only*
> for you, for the whole internet!

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