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I'm running an Amazon linux AMI and using sendmail as the mail server. By default, STARTTLS is disabled on this build and I'd like to enable it for SMTP and POP3. I seem to have it configured properly for SMTP, but in order to get the POP3 auth to work I think I need to reconfigure sasl2 so it accepts a few other auth mechanisms (DIGEST-MD5 and CRAM-MD5).

The default sasl2 install was built using the AMI's yum repo, and i think I need to reconfigure it with a few additional options. What's the best way about doing this? Should I just yum remove cyrus-sasl2 and then compile from source, or is there a quick and easy way to reconfigure a yum-installed app?

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You shouldn't need to use DIGEST-MD5 or CRAM-MD5 over connections secured by TLS. Those are typically used on plain, unsecured connections. –  Gnarfoz Aug 7 '12 at 8:34
    
Duly noted. Is there any reason to not use both, however? –  Jeff Aug 7 '12 at 8:46
    
I'm not certain, I don't think so. I think some component of my mail server setup (postfix+dovecot w/ sasl-auth) refused to do it, when I last tried that. That's been a while, though. –  Gnarfoz Aug 7 '12 at 9:57
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