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Re: Authenticated Email (TLS?)

On Sun, 6 Nov 2011, Matthias Scheler wrote:

On 6 Nov 2011, at 13:44, Paul Goyette wrote:
> I'd like to enable authentication on my NetBSD mail server so I can > send mail from the account using my smart phone.

That would be SMTP authentication, not TLS (Transport Layer Security). I would however recommend to configure both because it will make sure that nobody can eavesdrop on your e-mail if you use a mobile network or a public WiFi.

Yes, I meant SASL. I'd like to get TLS working, too, but first I need to be able to authenticate.

>  I think that all I need is to get the mail/dovecot package

You should really use the "mail/dovecot2" package.

Yes, I have installed dovecot2.0.13nb2 from pkgsrc

> installed and running (plus some changes to postfix configuration), > but the instructions are rather lengthy and intimidating.

Which instructions did you look at? The instructions in the Dovecot Wiki are IMHO quite simple:

I was reading the /usr/share/examples/postfix/SASL_README

The above WiKi is certainly helpful for getting postfix set up, but I guess I need more help just getting dovecot itself configured and running. I'll see if I can navigate the Dovecot Wiki ...

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