Imap authentication

Chris Kottaridis chriskot at
Sat Dec 29 22:47:49 PST 2007

I have been using pop to download email messages. I'd like to switch to

My mail server is running FreeBSD 5.3

The imap executable is in /usr/local/libexec and inetd.conf is setup
right. I can telnet to port 143 I am talking to the imapd daemon.

However, I can't seem to get logged in. It seems to not like the
username and password I provide. I am providing the username and
password that will work to login interactively to the server.

I assume there is a different authentication method besides the standard
password file, but as yet I haven't been able to find what that might

Clearly I am missing something here. Any pointers to how to set up imap
accounts on the mail server would be appreciated.


Chris Kottaridis    (chriskot at

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