Incorrect padding

Nicolas Sebrecht nicolas.s-dev at
Mon Feb 27 18:22:22 GMT 2017

On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 10:57:40AM +0100, Lele Gaifax wrote:

> FWIW, I reported what seems the same error one year ago, with subject
> "binascii.Error: Incorrect padding" (unfortunately I'm not able to reference
> the thread as gmane interface isn't helping).
> In my case, the reason was that the AUTHENTICATE command resulted in a plain
> string containing "go ahead".
> See also

If you really need a patched imaplib2 because of a buggy IMAP server,
offlineimap now supports loading your own local version of the library.

1. Copy the file from our sources.
2. Patch your copy.
3. Move it to somewhere in your PYTHONPATH.

Once done, `offlineimap -V` should report that imaplib2 is of type

However, we don't support unofficial configurations.

Nicolas Sebrecht

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