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Can no longer log into IMAP accounts w/ secure session



MailNews Core
Networking: IMAP
14 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: Blu3, Assigned: Bienvenu)


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14 years ago
Upon startup of mail, SSL certificate is checked/accepted, next comes the
user/pass combo and here is where IMAP login fails.  The message "You cannot log
in to <servername> because you have enabled secure authentication and this
server does not support it. <br> <br> To log in, turn off secure authentication
for this account."

11/25 #6 is the last i686 build that works. The next available build is 11/30
#20, in which IMAP logging in no longer works.

My mail server uses SSL on top of IMAP.

Comment 1

14 years ago
do you have "use secure authentication" checked? If so, uncheck it and try
again. Since you're using SSL, there's no need to use secure authentication, and
it looks like it doesn't work with your server. There was a change not to fall
back to insecure authentication if secure authentication failed...

Comment 2

14 years ago
Ok, unchecked secure auth and it works.  I had no idea (nothing told me so) that
it was falling back to insecure authentication.  Mebbe there could be an alert
or at least a debug message to that order?


marking fixed/invalid
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 3

14 years ago
I think you'd actually see two login attempts if you watched the status msgs
like a hawk, and had a very slow connection, but I could be wrong :-) But now
that we're not falling back to insecure auth, we don't need an extra message.
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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