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Explain actionamailer authentication types

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  1. +3 −1 actionmailer/lib/action_mailer/base.rb
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4 actionmailer/lib/action_mailer/base.rb
@@ -290,7 +290,9 @@ module ActionMailer #:nodoc:
# * <tt>:password</tt> - If your mail server requires authentication, set the password in this setting.
# * <tt>:authentication</tt> - If your mail server requires authentication, you need to specify the
# authentication type here.
- # This is a symbol and one of <tt>:plain</tt>, <tt>:login</tt>, <tt>:cram_md5</tt>.
+ # This is a symbol and one of <tt>:plain</tt> (will send the password in the clear), <tt>:login</tt> (will
+ # send password BASE64 encoded) or <tt>:cram_md5</tt> (combines a Challenge/Response mechanism to exchange
+ # information and a cryptographic Message Digest 5 algorithm to hash important information)
# * <tt>:enable_starttls_auto</tt> - When set to true, detects if STARTTLS is enabled in your SMTP server
# and starts to use it.
#
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