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    IMAP authentication - Any gurus out there?

    Any Unix postfix/IMAP gurus out there? I'm trying to get mail running on our CareCure server. SMTP a la Postfix is running great. We're getting our messages on the server, attachments are working, etc. I just can't authenticate with any client I try.

    Our IMAP banner is this:

    Connected to carecure.rutgers.edu.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    * OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 UIDPLUS CHILDREN NAMESPACE THREAD=ORDEREDSUBJECT THREAD=REFERENCES SORT QUOTA AUTH=CRAM-MD5 AUTH=CRAM-SHA1 IDLE STARTTLS] Courier-IMAP ready. Copyright 1998-2003 Double Precision, Inc. See COPYING for distribution information.


    So it's running and supports CRAM-MD5 authentication. I set up the CRAM-MD5.pwd file with the same usernames as /etc/passwd. Just can't get it to work.

    Any gurus out there with ideas?

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    [This message was edited by Jeff on 04-30-04 at 12:09 PM.]

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    best practice isn't to use authentication along those lines, but to establish IMAPS (993). if you'd like, I can have a certificate generated for the site.

    I use IMAPS on a number of my personal servers.

    what *nix are you using?

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    Senior Member Jeff's Avatar
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    Malamber - thanks for the reply. I really thought we would and should be able to get something simple working before implementing SSL.

    We have Mac OSX which is built on top of BSD Unix. It has a built-in util for creating SSL certs should we need it.

    Hmmmm... maybe that's it after all. I remember the university swiitching all their email to SSL a few months ago. Maybe being on this network requires that we use it too, somehow.

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