PLAIN authentication in Cyrus IMAPd

Ken Murchison murch at
Tue Dec 22 09:21:13 EST 2009

Torsten Schlabach wrote:
> Hi Ken, Hi David!
>> I think you have to set "allowplaintext: 1" in your imapd.conf
> My apologies; i had that, I just forgot to mention.
> Also making some more experiments, I found that my problem is *not* that PLAIN is not enabled. The problem seems to be that it's not accounced in the CAPABILITY. It actually does work, even when it's not announced.

What works?  SASL PLAIN, or IMAP LOGIN command?  I find it hard to 
believe that PLAIN would work if not advertised.

Is the SASL PLAIN plugin installed?

Kenneth Murchison
Systems Programmer
Carnegie Mellon University

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