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Re: Paul's Mailfrom (Was: IETF SMTP Working GroupProposal at smtpng.org)

  • From: Brad Knowles
  • Date: Wed Aug 28 21:33:44 2002
  • Reply-by: Wed, 1 Jan 1984 12:34:56 +0100

At 7:32 PM -0700 2002/08/27, Jim Hickstein wrote:

 Hear, hear!  I run an email-only service provider
 (www.imap-partners.net), and we have to help certain users over
 the threshold at e.g. Earthlink by permitting them to reach us
 on another port.  This is logically ridiculous, and bound to
 change.
Of course, IMAP supports using an outbox on the server, and this allows you to completely by-pass SMTP. Indeed, do this over SSL/TLS, and the connection is secure and cryptographically authenticated, and you avoid the issues of whether or not port 25 is transparently proxied, etc....

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Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles@skynet.be>

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