IMAP quandry... .
kline at magnesium.net
Tue Mar 18 16:29:17 UTC 2008
Sometime yesterday, problems with sending out mail began
happening. I am not sure how my IMAP passwd could have been
altered. But it is.
I first saw this is using mutt from my "desktop" (tao) to my
mailserver, (aristotle). On to, in ~/.mutt/muttrc is:
set record="imaps://aristotle.thought.org/INBOX/.Mutt Sent Items"
set realname="Gary Kline"
set from=kline at thought.org
set sendmail="/usr/local/bin/nbsmtp -U kline -P XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX -d thought.org -h aristotle.thought.org -f kline at thought.org
Last night I had troubles sending mail _out_ via mutt; because I
can use vi I send most long messages using mutt. Then I tried kmail.
Same deal when I tried to send. I was able to mouse-swipe this
Your SMTP server does not support PLAIN. Choose a different authentication method. The server responded: "5.7.0 authentication failed"
The message will stay in the 'outbox' folder until you either fix the problem (e.g. a broken address) or remove the message from the 'outbox' folder.
The following transport protocol was used: aristotle.thought.org
Do you want me to continue sending the remaining messages?
I had/have no clue how to fix this; thus, this email to the list.
I just tried evolutionn thaat reequested my IMAP password. I tried
my "XXXXXXXX" above---which was what I set it to initially when my
friend in Dallas, TX helped me set this up in Jan. [[ He helped me
yesteerday to get rsync working to auto-backup web and other config
files from aristotle to other computers. Can't see any reason that
anythiing-IMAP would have been touched.]]
At any rate, *where* is the IMAP stuff stashed on aristotle? A
mail app called "dovecot" is installed. Is the password stuff
kept somewhere in plaintext? And:: WHY do I need this level of
security? I would rather not have any password protection on my email...
thanks for any help,
Gary Kline Seattle BSD Users' Group (seabug) | kline at magnesium.net
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