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I am running postfix and dovecot. I have postfix running - I can send email. I dont see to have dovecot right yet. When I try to get mail it ...
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    Dovecot - Plain Text Auth Issue


    I am running postfix and dovecot.

    I have postfix running - I can send email.

    I dont see to have dovecot right yet.

    When I try to get mail it accepts the username, but then asks for the password, I type it in and it tells me Authentication Failed.

    I have the following set:

    disable_plaintext_auth = no
    auth =default
    auth_mechanisms = plain
    auth_userdb = passwd /etc/passwd
    auth_passdb = shadow

    it has been a long time since I studied up on shadow and passwd, but to my recall if you have in your passwd file something to the effect of

    name:*:123456

    that the * means you are using shadow for your passdb, right?

    Damn I hope you can help me... thanks!

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