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MIT network question: desktop linux, day three

Dan Barrett <nullpointer at> writes:

> I had her check the "server requires authentication" box and input her 
> credentials.  We were rewarded with another KMail error, saying that "server 
> does not support plaintext method."
> When I hit the 'check what server supports' box, it didn't show us any of the 
> authentication methods (not even plaintext).
> BTW, all this is from on campus -- we haven't even tried the setup from home 
> yet.

Make sure you're using SMTPS (SMTP + SSL) to outgoing.

I know that outgoing supports SMTPS+AUTH=GSSAPI (krb5)..  But you have
to use the smtps port, not the smtp port.  The smtp port does NOT support
any authentication methods.


       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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