problems with CRAM-MD5 authentication in evolution

Andrew Konstantinov andrei at
Sat Jan 15 20:07:56 PST 2005


This might sound a bit silly, but I can't figure out how to force evolution to
use CRAM-MD5 authentication instead of plain text password. Whenever I choose
CRAM-MD5 as authentication method in the evolution settings and click "OK", the
changes apparently are lost because even if I go back to that menu a second
later, it has plain password authentication instead of CRAM-MD5. This is
something specifically related to the port of evolution to freebsd as evolution
on linux, mutt on freebsd and thunderbird on windows all work perfectly fine
with CRAM-MD5 authentication.

Apparently evolution stores its settings in
~/.gconf/apps/evolution/mail/%gconf.xml, so I wanted to configure the
authentication method manually by modifying settings in that file, but couldn't
figure out how to specify the authentication method. I'd be very thankful if
someone who is in more intimate relations with evolution and gnome environment
could give up this ultimate secret of how to specify the authentication method
in evolution's %gconf.xml configuration file. :)

Thanks in advance,
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