Saturday Jul 07, 2007

Problems with Pine email setup

I've been on vacation this week, just hanging around home with BW, and enjoying what LA has to offer. Tip for tourists: head for the Century City outdoor mall. They've completely refurbished it, and the food court is to die for. Each kiosk there would be a two-star restaurant anywhere else. The people-watching is great, too. 

The days off gave me time to fool around extensively with my Pine email installation on Solaris. No luck so far on connecting to mail-amer.sun.com, the Sun IMAP server. If I weren't so relaxed from vacationing, I'd be tearing out what's left of my hair. No matter what config changes I make, I still get this cryptic error message:  "Server disables LOGIN, no recognized SASL authenticator."

Oh, well. I've learned all kinds of interesting stuff by fooling around with Pine so far. This little challenge has taught me some things about security that I never would have thought of. However, my attention span is now beginning to gray out. If anyone has some advice on configuring Pine to talk to an IMAP server, please drop me a line.

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