Bug#1014235: exim4: Include Dovecot SASL authenticator in default Exim configuration file

Dominic Preston lzqhwo at gmail.com
Sat Jul 2 16:42:10 BST 2022

Package: exim4
Version: 4.94.2-7
Severity: wishlist
X-Debbugs-Cc: lzqhwo at gmail.com

The current preferred mechanism in the Exim configuration for authenticating users against system passwords is saslauthd, which requires installing additional software. Dovecot is commonly installed alongside Exim and contains a SASL mechanism for Exim to authenticate against:


Therefore I think it would be useful for the default Exim configuration file to contain commented lines for using the Dovecot authenticator out of the box.

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