[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] sending mail with authentification method plain

From: Rainer Dorsch rdorsch at web.de
Date: Thu Aug 31 20:03:50 EEST 2006

not sure, if that is useful for maemo developers, but I thought I report back 
my experience with the 770 mail tool, just in case anybody is working on the 
email client.

I just configured the maemo email client (TLS encryption) and noticed two 

-> authentification method login is supported, plain not. This is odd, since 
there is an RFC for plain (RFC 2595) and none for login.

-> I continued experimenting with cram-md5. This is described in RFC 2195, but 
my configuration (server side, exim, Debian sarge) did not work. The 770 
reported incorrect authentification data. Although I used the same 
configuration as in kmail in another machine.

I don't have a lot of debug data here:

Server config:
# Anyone can relay if they auth first.  And auth must happen over SSL.
#host_auth_accept_relay = *

# SSL/TLS cert and key
tls_certificate = /usr/local/cert/exim.cert
tls_privatekey = /usr/local/cert/exim.key

# Advertise TLS to anyone
tls_advertise_hosts = *

# Require auth over SSL only.
auth_over_tls_hosts = *


  driver = cram_md5
  public_name = CRAM-MD5
  server_secret = ${if !eq{$1}{}{${extract{1}{:} \
  server_set_id = $1

The exim log does not tell a lot:
2006-08-31 17:20:47 Authentication failed for stgt-d9bea06f.pool.mediaways.net 
[] (rd): 535 Incorrect authenticati
on data

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