Does popper support for IMAP STARTTLS auth method?

Asked by Pazkooda on 2011-11-08

Hi,

I've configured Popper against our local e-mail server that uses STARTTLS for authentication.
While testing configuration I receive 'failure'. I see no option for this case.

Does Popper support STARTTLS at all?

Pazkooda

PS. Thunderbird works as expected when STARTTLS method is in use - just for reference.

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Ralf Hersel
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2011-11-22
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2011-11-22
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2011-11-09
Best Ralf Hersel (ralf.hersel) said : #1

Hi Pazkooda
I even don't know what STARTTTLS is. Popper utilizes the standard Python libraries POPLIB and IMAPLIB and it connects with and without SSL depending on your settings. That's it - not more and not less.

Pazkooda (pazkooda) said : #2

This is enough for me to know that in current version STARTTLS is not supported. This is due to fact that IMAPLIB introduced support for this auth method in 3.2 version (see: http://bugs.python.org/issue4471 ). So till Ubuntu switch to Python 3.2+ it won't be available.

Pazkooda (pazkooda) said : #3

Thanks Ralf Hersel, that solved my question.