[Dovecot] TLS timeout with Thunderbird

Jason Dixon jason at dixongroup.net
Fri Nov 17 23:32:18 UTC 2006

On Nov 17, 2006, at 6:22 PM, Mark Nienberg wrote:

> Jason Dixon wrote:
>  This happens with Thunderbird and on Mac OS X, and
>> Thunderbird on Windows 2000.  Any ideas would be greatly  
>> appreciated.
> Dovecot works well with imaps and pops.  I'm kind of surprised to  
> hear that your Mail.app works.  Is it really using TLS?  Anyway,  
> I'm sure if you switch to ssl instead, it will work.  I have  
> Thunderbird on Mac and Win doing it that way.  There is some info  
> in the wiki about how to configure.

I stand corrected, Mail.app is using SSL (or at least, that's the  
only option in the account settings).  After changing Thunderbird to  
use SSL, it makes a successful connection.  I'm curious though;  I  
have verbose_ssl enabled, and all I see is that a TLS login was  
completed.  Why does it say TLS, if it's really using SSL?  Why do we  
not see any additional information about the session?

Nov 17 18:29:27 colo2 dovecot: imap-login: Login:  
user=<jason at dixongroup.net>, method=PLAIN, rip=151.x.x.192,  
lip=38.x.x.248, TLS


Jason Dixon
DixonGroup Consulting

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