IMAP quandry... .

Norberto Meijome freebsd at
Thu Mar 20 14:11:25 UTC 2008

On Tue, 18 Mar 2008 08:09:10 -0800
Gary Kline <kline at> wrote:

> 	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? 

for dovecot, check /usr/local/etc/dovecot.* ... if you keep the passdw in a
file, it may be called dovecot.passwd

> And:: WHY do I need this level of
> 	security?  I would rather not have any password protection on my email...

I assume your server is in your LAN, otherwise the question is a bit silly :)

but even in your LAN, you are open to attacks which would have it that much
easier if you don't have any password set at all. And, without passwords, what
would you do with all those password keeper files and post-it notes on your
monitor ;-)
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