#1901 ✓bluesky
matthias

Auth-Method Settings

Reported by matthias | December 31st, 2017 @ 04:32 AM

Hello,
I can't see how to set the authentification method.
According my logs MailMate uses the most primitive one (Plain) instead of a more secure one.
Thanks
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  • benny

    benny January 3rd, 2018 @ 01:48 PM

    Well, MailMate also supports CRAM-MD5 (preferring this if it's available).

    Which authentication method were you looking for?

    (You should of course always ensure that SSL is enabled -- for many other reasons than the login itself.)

  • benny

    benny January 8th, 2018 @ 02:29 PM

    Do you see MailMate use PLAIN even if the server supports CRAM-MD5? This should only happen if CRAM-MD5 fails (which it unfortunately does for at least 1 buggy server).

  • benny

    benny January 10th, 2018 @ 01:55 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “bluesky”

    I seem to have failed to note the name of the buggy server, but it was not a mainstream IMAP server. Dovecot should certainly be fine.

    There's no pull-down, but it is possible to force the authentication method used. You need to edit this file while MailMate is not running:

    ~/Library/Application Support/MailMate/Sources.plist
    

    Add the following to the account:

    authMechanism = "CRAM-MD5";
    

    I'll switch the ticket to “bluesky” since I'm unlikely to add more authentication methods in the foreseeable future.

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