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Thread: Login via python imaplib

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    Default Login via python imaplib


    I obtained a test demo account from zimbra and am trying to connect to it programatically via python:

    >>> M = imaplib.IMAP4('')
    >>> M.login('username', 'password')
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
    File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/", line 501, in login
    raise self.error(dat[-1])
    imaplib.error: cleartext logins disabled

    How do I enable cleartext logins? Or how do I log in programatically with encryption...


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    Default Use IMAP4_SSL

    I know this is an old post, but I ran across this after searching for the error: cleartext logins disabled.

    I was able to get around this error by using IMAP4_SSL. The following code worked for me.

    import imaplib, getpass
    m = imaplib.IMAP4_SSL('')
    m.login(getpass.getuser(), getpass.getpass())
    Hope this helps someone else.

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