Postfix/Dovecot SASL localhost login
tmz at pobox.com
Mon Feb 18 19:02:10 UTC 2008
> I have Postfix 2.4.5 and Dovecot 1.0.5 running well on my server.
> mutt (and SquirrelMail) request a password when logging in. They're
> set for SASL authentication. I want to be able to open up my mail
> folders from mutt without a password when logging in from the
> localhost (where one presumes the authentication has already taken
> I've searched through all the relevant documentation, but can't seem
> to get my configuration set up for passwordless authentication from
> a localhost login (an SSH session, for example). Can anyone help me
> with this? I can post the output of postconf -n if it would help.
You should set mutt up to access the mailboxes directly, not via IMAP
or POP3. That will eliminate going through Dovecot (and at least one
Postfix is typically configured to accept mail on localhost without
going through SASL. Perhaps you already have that and just don't know
The current mutt in F8 (mutt-1.5.17) has the ability to speak SMTP.
If you need to, you can configure it to send mail via an SMTP server
that requires authentication. See the mutt help section "SMTP
Support" for more details.
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