The authentication mechanism to be used when connecting to the mail server.
def get_auth_mechanism() -> int: ... def set_auth_mechanism(value: int) -> None: ...
auth_mechanism = property(get_auth_mechanism, set_auth_mechanism)
This property is used as the authentication mechanism when connecting to the mail server. By default, this property is amUserPassword (0), and default plaintext authentication is used to login to the server. Other, more secure, options include amCRAMMD5 (1) for CRAM-MD5, amNTLM (2) for NTLM authentication, amAPOP (3) for APOP authentication, and amSASLDigestMD5 (5) for SASL DIGEST-MD5 authentication.
amSASLPlain (4) is also available, but most servers require a secure SSL connection when utilizing this authentication mechanism.
amKerberos (6) is for Kerberos authentication. NOTE: This functionality is only available in Windows.