[Dovecot] Password authentication and character set

Geert Hendrickx ghen at telenet.be
Tue Nov 18 19:55:54 EET 2008

On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 07:03:04PM +0200, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-11-18 at 17:26 +0100, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> > It seems like this is a limitation in the IMAP protocol.  From RFC 3501:
> I remember reading something about using UTF-8 and stringprep in
> authentication strings, probably some SASL spec or something. Dovecot
> should implement it some day.. But that won't help in any way if the
> client doesn't send the password as UTF-8.

There has recently been a discussion about this on the imap-protocol
mailing list:


(they talk about LOGIN as well)


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