[Dovecot] PLAIN-MD5 password scheme with salt?

Steffen Weber email at steffenweber.net
Thu Feb 8 12:03:59 UTC 2007

Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-02-07 at 17:01 +0100, Steffen Weber wrote:
>> Can Dovecot append or prepend a salt to a password before hashing
>> them?
> Yes, but then it's called SMD5 and not PLAIN-MD5. If you want to use
> both of them at the same time, prefix all the existing passwords with
> {PLAIN-MD5}.

Thank you for the quick reply. But how do I tell Dovecot which salt it 
should use to hash the password sent by the email client before it is 
compared to the one stored in the database?


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