question about SMTP-authentication (3rd )

Paul Macdonald paul at
Mon Mar 12 19:05:08 UTC 2012

On 12/03/2012 15:47, kamolpat wrote:
> Dear Matthew,
> Ok, I got sendmail complied. Thanks.
> But seem like ...
> POP3 still working in clear text usr/pwd sending to Server (but it 
> work, I can get mail from server normal). When I chose option in 
> ThunderBird to another mode, it doesn't work (accept "connection 
> security: none", "authentication method: password transmitted 
> insecurity" this is the option that TB dectected during setting mail 
> account)
> SMTP doesn't work it declare
> from Thunder Bird:
> ================
> Send Message Error
> The Kerberos/GSSAPI ticket was not accepted by the SMTP server 
> Please check that you are logged in to the 
> Kerberos/GSSAPI realm.
> (event I change "authentication method: Kerberos/GSSAPI", it still 
> inform this message)
> from /var/log/maillog
> Mar 12 22:38:04 ns1 sendmail[93331]: q2CMc4jF093331: 
> [] did not issue 
> MAIL/EXPN/VRFY/ETRN during connection to MSA

what are you using as the authentication method for sasl?

there are multiple authentication mechansims available for sasl(2), 
simplest is probably saslauthd

*In /etc/rc.conf

In /usr/local/lib/sasl2/Sendmail.conf have:

pwcheck_method: saslauthd

make sure its running
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/saslauthd start

add a user with saslpasswd2

Test your u/p locally with testsaslauthd
testsaslauthd -u <user> -p <PASS>

(if thats not working it won't work over the network either)

have TB set to conn security to STARTTLS and password security set to 
"normal password", (for non encrypted password obv)


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