SMTP Authentication

Gerhard Häring gerhard.haering at
Wed Aug 14 17:54:56 CEST 2002

In article <87eld1mph7.fsf at>, Mahesh Padmanabhan wrote:
> Gerhard Häring <gerhard.haering at> writes:
>> SMTP AUTH _is_ the standard smtp login and is what the login method
>> of the SMTP objects use. There are some problems in Python 2.2.x,
>> which are addressed by a patch of mine that you were already
>> referred to. You can get a Python 2.2 backport of this patch at
> Does the authentication mechanism support cram-md5 or digest-md5 ?


DIGEST-MD5 was too much effort to implement for me.  It be probably be a
good idea to create a Python-SASL binding to get access to more complicated
AUTH mechanisms like DIGEST-MD5.

Gerhard Häring
OPUS GmbH München
Tel.: +49 89 - 889 49 7 - 32

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