[Alpine-info] Typing passwords
me at dbolgheroni.eng.br
Mon Jun 2 16:36:49 PDT 2008
On Thu, 29 May 2008, Steve Hubert wrote:
>> > On Tue, 27 May 2008, Daniel Bolgheroni wrote:
>> > > Hi,
>> > >
>> > > everytime I send an e-mail, I have to type my password since my
>> > > server
>> > > requires authentication. I'm pretty sure my password is correct but
>> > > Alpine
>> > > asks me 2 or 3 times everytime.
>> > >
>> > > Any hints?
>> > >
>> > > Thank you.
> When you authenticate to the SMTP server it is first trying to authenticate
> using the authenticator called CRAM-MD5. You are typing your password for
> that and it is failing. After 3 failures it falls back to using PLAIN
> authentication (which exposes your password on the net) and that is working.
> Our sorely missed colleague mrc would no doubt be able to figure out why the
> CRAM-MD5 authentication is failing, but I'm not able to do that. If you would
> like to skip the CRAM-MD5 and go straight to the PLAIN authentication it
> should be possible to configure alpine to do that. In Setup/Config find
> Disable These Authenticators
> and put the value CRAM-MD5 in there. Thanks.
Thank you for answering, but I didn't find this option in Setup/Config.
I have looked with ^W but with no success.
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