Problems with Outlook Express and cyrus.

Ken Murchison ken at
Wed Aug 6 16:56:59 EDT 2003

Since you haven't mentioned which version of Cyrus IMAP or SASL, I'm 
going to assume IMAP v2.x and SASL v2.x.  The pwcheck authentication 
method is deprecated in SASLv2.  Unless you're authenticating against 
some home grown backend database, you should be using:

sasl_pwcheck_method: saslauthd

and run:

saslauthd -a shadow

Scott Dexter wrote:
> Sorry, I'm currently using pwcheck to auth for exim, so that or
> /etc/shadow would do the job.
> Scott
> On Wed, 2003-08-06 at 12:25, Ken Murchison wrote:
>>It is definitely a SASL issue.  You need to tell us how you plan to do 
>>plaintext authentication (sasldb2, PAM, /etc/shadow, MySQL, etc).
>>Scott Dexter wrote:
>>>Could this possibly be a SASL issue (either in the way it was compiled
>>>or configured).
>>>On Tue, 2003-08-05 at 10:35, Scott Dexter wrote:
>>>>I've recently set up a new cyrus IMAPd server and am having problems
>>>>getting my Outlook Express client to work well with it.  Keep seeing the
>>>>following errors in the logs:
>>>>Aug  1 11:50:29 mailsrv imapd[25883]: badlogin: host.domain
>>>>[] plaintext sdexter SASL(-4): no mechanism available:
>>>>checkpass failed
>>>>I am sure this has been covered before, but my digging in the archives
>>>>didn't turn up much.

Kenneth Murchison     Oceana Matrix Ltd.
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