Newbie sieve problem w/sieveshell

Kevin Williams kwilliams at
Tue Aug 10 14:07:39 EDT 2004

On Tue, 2004-08-10 at 10:41, Rob Tanner wrote:
> --On Tuesday, August 10, 2004 10:23:16 AM -0700 Joakim Ryden
> <jryden at> wrote:
> > 
> > What do your logs say when you try it?
> > 
> > --Jo
> Duh!  I didn't even think to check there.  Here are two examples, the
> sieveshell that fails followed by a smartsieve login that worked.  In
> bothe cases I logged in (or tried to login in) as the same user.  The
> one difference I note is that the failed login does not list the user
> name while the successful login does.  Is that significant?

> Aug 10 10:33:11 belgarath sieve[6690]: badlogin:
>[] PLAIN authentication failure

> Aug 10 10:35:14 belgarath sieve[6737]: login:
>[] rtanner PLAIN User logged in

Looks to me like your underlying authentication layer is what's
failing.  What are you authenticating against?  Can you provide the log
file for that?
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