Re: IMAP Secure ???

From: Security (
Date: 05/11/02

Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 11:00:18 +0200
From: Security <>
To: "Babb, Robert" <>

> Does anyone out there know if IMAP use plain text passwords or encrypted
> passwords (or both).

Well, I am using Cyrus compiled with SASL, which allows CRAM-MD5 or
DIGEST-MD5 hashes, besides plaintext. Many good IMAP clients have
support for one or the other authentification method; I found Becky2 for
Win32 and Ximian Evolution for UNIX to suit most of my needs.

Of course, for the command line freaks, I must also mention 'mutt',
which can be compiled with Cyrus-SASL, too.

- Jonas

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