MobileMe Mail Seems To Be RFC Ignorant

Standard

I am pretty sure that RFC 4959 section “4. Examples”, second example tells you, that your IMAP server offering AUTH=PLAIN _MUST_ support it. Now, this is what happens when you try it with a MobileMe Mail account:

* OK iSCREAM ready to rumble (1F28:18179)
R00001 CAPABILITY
* CAPABILITY st11p00mm-iscream001.me.com 1F28 XAPPLEPUSHSERVICE IMAP4 IMAP4rev1 SASL-IR AUTH=ATOKEN AUTH=PLAIN
R00001 OK !!
R00002 AUTHENTICATE PLAIN
R00002 BAD Parse Error
BAD Parse Error

Fucked up, isn’t it?

EDIT: Turns out to be a general problem as media reports about problems after MobileMe > iCloud migration.

UPDATE:Apple has fixes this issue a few weeks ago.

One thought on “MobileMe Mail Seems To Be RFC Ignorant

  1. djbucci

    Haha. Here I am looking at my thunderbird debug code and going back and forth between that and OpenSSL wondering “It says AUTH=PLAIN…so why doesn’t it work?!?!?!” Glad to see someone else post this finally =P.

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