How To combine exim4, sasl2, clamav to enable SMTP-AUTH with plaintext passwords.
Plaintext passwords do not hurt if encrypted channels are used!
Add Debian-exim to the group sasl.
You might also add clamav to the group Debian-exim.
To enable plaintext passwords create /etc/c-client.cf like this:
( echo "I accept the risk" ; echo "set disable-plaintext nil" ) >/etc/c-client.cf
Restart those in the correct order, and do not forget exim4 does not stop all it's processes immediatly sometimes:
killall exim4 # perhaps twice
Do not bother to use our echo service to test mail exchange with the outside world. I.e., write an E-Mail to email@example.com and worry if you don't get some answer within minutes. Nevertheless, if it does'nt work: We have service downtimes, seldom but not never.
From: IBCL BLog.
Originally posted: 2006-06-25