08-05-2014 03:12 PM
On Friday 8/1/2014 between 10:23 am and 3:12pm EST Verizon's SMTP servers changed from sending the following lines:
250-AUTH PLAIN LOGIN
250-AUTH DIGEST-MD5 PLAIN LOGIN CRAM-MD5
These two lines are inconsistent and are breaking my MDaemon email client, which now thinks it can authenticate using
CRAM-MD5 encoding. This encoding doesn't appear to be supported by Verizon, since I get the following error:
500 5.7.0 Unknown AUTH error -1 (Internal authentication error).
I've had no luck using telephone support. Hopefully someone at Verizon will see this and respond.
08-05-2014 03:26 PM
MDaemon doesn't have Eudora's ability to disallow CRAM-MD5 encoding, so I'd really like a response from Verizon here...
08-05-2014 03:29 PM
Important Notice: If your MDaemon users authenticate against an Active Directory, you must disable ... honor APOP & CRAM-MD5 under Setup > Default Domain / Servers > Default Domain & Servers > Servers in your MDaemon Server. Otherwise users will not be able to log on to MailStore Server.
looks like the setting will be in that section.
08-05-2014 03:33 PM
Nope, that only works with MDaemon's internal SMTP server - it doesn't change the behavior when communicating with the smart host. I just verified this with Alt-N and submitted a ticket.
08-08-2014 11:00 AM
Bumping this for visibility. Alt-N entered a ticket to update MDaemon to try LOGIN authentication if CRAM-MD5 fails, but the fact remains that as of last Friday Verizon is still advertising an SMTP authentication method that it doesn't support. I am unable to send mail through Verizon's servers as a result, either until Alt-N gives me a version of MDaemon that retries authentication if CRAM-MD5 fails or until Verizon fixes their broken "upgrade."
Is anyone from Verizon listening?
08-08-2014 03:10 PM
Yes! My Geovision security NVR last outgoing email was at 9:36am EST last Friday Aug 1st.
It now no longer works and Verizon is saying it's a software issues with my system.
I started a thread about this here before I saw this thread:
08-15-2014 05:55 AM
Here is another post to say what they did broke both my Outlook and my MDaemon. I tried tech support last night, got the run around and they blamed Outlook. I walked them through my mail server logging and they were like....uh I dunno but the problem is Outlook so I gave up. Pretty lame since they force us to use them to send mail and then break it and then blame the customer.
09-09-2014 04:41 PM
I had this problem starting almost exactly the time you cite. It has taken me almost a month to figure out where the failure is. I suppose I shoud spend a few hours on the phone talking to Verizon tech support, since they clearly don't read their own forums. As Godfrey Cambridge observed in The President's Analyst, " I've never been in a country where everyone doesn't hate the phone company"