imap login fails - user not found / auxprop / sasldb2

Erik Norgaard norgaard at
Fri Aug 20 19:33:40 EDT 2004

On Sat, 21 Aug 2004, Peter Markom wrote:

> Hello there, any idea what the imtest-output below means ?
> Especially why it first says "go ahead" and then "Login failed" ?
> Please enter your password:
> C: L01 LOGIN nospam {8}
> S: + go ahead

You first submit the loginname and the bracket number is the
length of the password. The server responds, go ahead give me the

> C: <omitted>

Here the password is subitted.

> S: L01 NO Login failed: user not found

And now the server can verify your credentials and it failed.
- I figured that out sniffing a similar session in plaintext.

Regards, Erik

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