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Re: [SOGo] login not send with thunderbird

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  • From: Christian Mack < >
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  • Subject: Re: [SOGo] login not send with thunderbird
  • Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 09:41:53 +0100

Hello Tanstaafl

Am 2014-01-22 12:58, schrieb Tanstaafl:
> On 2014-01-20 12:19 PM, Christian Mack
> < >
> wrote:
>> Did you configure your IMAP account before adding Integrator?
>> Integrator uses the first IMAP Account loginname for connections to the
>> server.
> I read this in the docs, and was perplexed, but forgot about it...
> What, exactly, is the reason for this? Why can't the Integrator simply
> provide a 'username' and 'password' field that it then uses?

It has to do with the way Thunderbird stores and uses passwords.
Thunderbird distinguishes passwords by the machine name and domain part
So if you use an IMAP account which points to
imap://somemachine.domain/INBOX, then Thunderbird will only use
'somemachine.domain' to remember the password.
In the default installation, SOGo and IMAP are on the same machine.
Therefore Thunderbird only can use one password for it.
And as most installations will configure IMAP first anyway, overriding
that already set password is not a good idea.

> Also, IU just thought of something else that I hope will not be a problem.
> We have a number of email accounts that are used by multiple people.
> Each of these users have these accounts configured in Thunderbird.
> Will this be a problem?
> Does Integrator not support multiple email accounts in Thunderbird? Or
> does it just use the first one as the 'primary'?

You can have as many IMAP accounts as you wish.
Just the first one will be used by Integrator.
So yes this one is the 'primary' one.

> Is this question documented and expanded on anywhere?

I read it in the documentation, but I don't remember where, sorry.

Kind regards,
Christian Mack

Christian Mack
Gruppe Informationsdienste
Rechenzentrum Universität Konstanz

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