sieveshell -a -u doesn't work as it should (bug?)

Alexander Dalloz ad+lists at
Mon Sep 11 10:53:20 EDT 2006

Eric Doutreleau schrieb:

> Rudy Gevaert a écrit :
>> Andreas Winkelmann wrote:
>>> Ok, please remove the "LOGIN" Mechanism from sasl_mech_list.
>>> # Authentication configuration
>>> sasl_pwcheck_method: saslauthd
>>> sasl_mech_list: PLAIN LOGIN "LOGIN" is not able to do authorization 
>>> (-a cyrus -u user). Only PLAIN and DIGEST-MD5 can do that. Because 
>>> you use saslauthd, you are bound to PLAIN.
>>> I would guess, the first time you type the Password "LOGIN" is used, 
>>> the second time "PLAIN".
>> Thanks your advice provided the solution!
>> Rudy
> i have the same problem than u
> but when i remove the LOGIN mechanism windows users can't logged 
> anymore :(
> is there a way to remove the LOGIN mechanism only for sieve connection? 

Andreas already mentioned a suggestion: in cyrus.conf watch out for the 
sieve service and append to "timsieved" the parameter "-C 
/path/to/config_file". It may be "/etc/imapd_sieve.conf" in which you 
omit the LOGIN mech, while keeping the /etc/imapd.conf used by imap(s) 
and/or pop3(s) as it is offering LOGIN and PLAIN.


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