This documentation is for Dovecot v2.x, see wiki1 for v1.x documentation.
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Exim and Dovecot SASL

Exim v4.64+ users can use Dovecot SASL instead of Cyrus SASL for authenticating SMTP clients.


auth default {
  mechanisms = plain login
  # .. passdb and userdb configuration ..
  socket listen {
    client {
      path = /var/run/dovecot/auth-client
      mode = 0666


Create an authenticator for Dovecot:

  driver = dovecot
  public_name = PLAIN
  server_socket = /var/run/dovecot/auth-client
# setting server_set_id might break several headers in mails sent by authenticated smtp. So be careful
#  server_set_id = $auth1

FIXME: Create also one for LOGIN? I can't seem to find any working example configuration.

None: HowTo/EximAndDovecotSASL (last edited 2013-11-16 15:18:10 by office)