Secure authentication fails



15 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: andrewm, Assigned: sspitzer)


Windows XP

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031208
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031208

As of 1.6b release, secure authentication on my IMAPS server fails.  All
previous releases (example 1.6a) work fine.

Dialog: "You cannot log into because you have enabled secure
authentication and this server does not support it. To log in, turn off secure
authentication for this account."

The server log contains: "Command stream end of file, while reading line
user=??? host=UNKNOWN"

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

15 years ago
And? Switching "secure authentication" off as the dialog writes doesn't help?
If not, please post a communications log (see for how to).

See bug 225809 for why you get this error.
Component: Security: General → Networking: IMAP

Comment 2

15 years ago
Yes, switching off the Use Secure authentication makes it possible to read
e-mails again using IMAP.

Comment 3

15 years ago
Ok, so marking it WFM. It's a little bit annoying, but reliably only performing
secure authentication when this option is checked improves security.
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 4

15 years ago
The authentication problem coincides with:

Received: from ( [])
	(authenticated bits=0)
	by (8.12.8/8.12.8) with ESMTP id hBIBNs0I013027
	(version=TLSv1/SSLv3 cipher=DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA bits=256 verify=FAIL)
	for <>; Thu, 18 Dec 2003 06:24:00 -0500

Notice that "verify=FAIL" when in the past it was "OK".  I assume these two are
related as nothing on the server has changed.

Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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