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Postings from April 2005
From: John Peacock
April 1, 2005 03:38
Message ID: 424D336C.email@example.com
Christopher Heschong wrote:
> Hi Jeff, I wrote a plugin that I posted to this list a while back that
> will authenticate to the local IMAP server, so if you already have IMAP
> or POP3 setup on your server with whatever backend authentication
> mechanisms you might need (vpopmail, etc), you don't have to worry about
> a second authentication method or different way of accessing them.
The one caveat being that your implementation only supports cleartext methods
like auth-plain (and auth-login if you added it). Because you need the
cleartext password to perform the backend authentication, there is no way to
support auth-cram-md5. That may be an acceptable limitation for some sites, but
doesn't lend itself to a generalized solution.