[Mimedefang] SMTP AUTH password can be used in Mimedefang?

Michiel Brandenburg apex at xepa.nl
Sun Nov 23 14:45:01 EST 2008

sosogh wrote:
> I know that $SendmailMacros{auth_authen} represents SMTP AUTH user ,is there any variable represent
> SMTP AUTH password?
I don't think that sendmail is even aware of the password at all.  It 
just asks it's authentication layer (SASL I think it was) and gets a 
yes/no authenticated back.
Come to think of it .. it would be a kinda poor design in authentication 
to let other ppl know what the password was if any, also passwords are 
only one way of authentication there are a lot of other ways ppl could 
be authenticated.  None of it is really useful to sendmail (and it's 
milter) it only needs to know if the authentication was successful.
If sendmail does not know chances are slim that the milter hence 
mimedefang would know.

PS: why would u want the password anyway ?

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