[Dovecot] postfix-dovecot-sasl help

Jerry dovecot.user at seibercom.net
Mon Dec 13 18:33:41 EET 2010

On Mon, 13 Dec 2010 10:39:50 -0500
Ted To <rainexpected at theo.to> articulated:

> I'm trying to set up SMTP authentication on my server and am getting
> an authentication failed error.  My client is set up to automatically
> select authentication method and tries CRAM_MD5.  The
> http://wiki.dovecot.org/HowTo/PostfixAndDovecotSASL suggests "passdb
> pam" and "userdb passwd" -- is it possible to configure sasl
> authentication using a dovecot.conf like http://pastebin.com/6JWE5jp1?

Considering that this is related to Postfix, you might want to check
out the information located at:



Provide output from the postfinger tool. This can be found at
http://ftp.wl0.org/SOURCES/postfinger. #

If the problem is SASL related, consider including the output from the
saslfinger tool. This can be found at

By the way, "getting an error" is useless information. Exactly "what"
error are you getting. Using the tools shown above will greatly enhance
the chances of correcting your problem.

Jerry ✌
Dovecot.user at seibercom.net

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