How to stop IMAP referrals?

Frank Richter frank.richter at
Fri May 11 02:49:23 EDT 2007

> Is there a way to prevent an imapd front-end from advertizing or
> performing referrals to a back-end server, and just do proxying
> instead?


>  There are a couple of reasons that I'd prefer this.  The
> main one is that the back-end server doesn't offer the full range of
> authentication mechanisms.  Another is that Pine users complain that
> they keep getting prompted for a password whenever they send mail, if
> they have their `sent mail' folder on the IMAP server.  I'd be happier
> if the front-end would just proxy the connections to the back-end.


Email: Frank.Richter at
Work:  Computing Services,  Chemnitz University of Technology,  Germany

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