How do I enable POP3S and IMAPS service in cyrus-imapd using saslauthd password in RHEL 5.7 mailing environment?

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  • Cyrus-IMAPD and POP mail are set up on ports 143 and 110 respectively. When connecting with e-mail client (Thunderbird) password is being sent across the net unencrypted.

  • After restarting the cyrus-imapd service, cyradm gives "cannot connect to server" error and when attempt to use pop3 mail via Thunderbird I also cannot connect.

  • Implementing POP3s and IMAPS services using cyrus-imapd with saslauth.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

  • saslauthd

  • POP3S


  • cyrus-imapd

  • cyradm

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