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Introducing Simon 5!

Simon version 5 is now available. It is a massive update, introducing a much-requested feature: syncing the Simon data between multiple Macs, plus a Simon Status service, a Link Checker filter, improved Find filter, iMessage and Speak Error notifiers, a new app icon, and much more.

Important: please note that Simon 5 requires a minimum of macOS 10.12 (Sierra), and is a paid upgrade from Simon 4. Purchasers since September 1, 2020 automatically get a version 5 license (that also works in previous versions).

Read the Simon What's New page for details.

Incoming Mail (IMAP) - "Plaintext authentication disabled" Issue

This service appears to use Plaintext authentication only. Is there a way to change this to MD5? Feature request?

Right now, my mail server won't accept plaintext logins and therefore I can't use this test to confirm if our mail server is running. :(

Thank you.

David Sinclair's picture

Re: Incoming Mail (IMAP) - "Plaintext authentication ...

See the "Incoming Mail (POP) via SSL" service on the Simon Extras page. That is for POP, but could probably be modified for IMAP.

oranges2apples's picture

Re: Incoming Mail (IMAP) - "Plaintext authentication ...

Gave that a shot and it didn't work either. Used port 143. I also tried typing the command into terminal and seeing the results. Was getting an error. I don't have ssl enabled on our mail server. It's just MD5 encryption.

David Sinclair's picture

Re: Incoming Mail (IMAP) - "Plaintext authentication ...

If you can find a way to check it via Terminal, you could use that in Simon. Maybe a simple telnet session would work, though maybe not if there's encryption.