#539 Special characters in password


It looks like DavMail doesn't like certian special characters in your password.

I used to have a speechmark (") in my password but every time I tried to authenticate I got the following message in the logs:

DavMailAuthenticationException: Authentication failed: invalid user or password.

Changing my password fixed the issue.

Just thought people might like to know...


  • Mickael Guessant

    Strange, should work fine. On which protocol did you notice this ?

  • Frazzle

    Frazzle - 2013-09-25

    The Exchange protocol was set to Auto. The URL I was connecting to was in the form https://workplace.com/OWA.

    I was 100% certian that my password was correct as I could login through the webmail service. After a couple of days, banging my head against the wall and typing my password in a few hundered times, I though that special characters might be the cause. I changed my password and DavMail connected with no problems.

    I was using Thunderbird 17.0.8 to connect to DavMail. So that could potentially be the source of the problem...


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