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Re: IMAP before relay

Le lun 21/06/2004 à 02:31, Conny Brunnkvist a écrit :
> Nate Duehr wrote:
> > Ward Willats wrote:
> > 
> >> Yeah, everyone _should_ use AUTH (and heck, SSL), but for a boutique 
> >> server with few relayers, pop-before-smtp still works very well, thank 
> > 
> > Anyone know of any good way to implement IMAP before relay for those of 
> > us that left POP3 in the 80's where it belongs?  ;-)
> The recently mentioned pop-before-smtp script works quite good, albeit a 
> bit contradictory, for IMAP-logins as well. And it's already packaged in 
> Debian together with (IIRC) a couple of good examples for well known 
> IMAP-servers.
> But just as Jérôme also points out, the nature of IMAP makes this method 
> less fit for control of relaying. You *will* start noticing one or both 
> of the following side-effects after prolonged use:
>   * Your users curse loudly and call you up to "fix the mail server" 
> each time they finish writing a long e-mail
>   * Your users, after being educated several times, develop an 
> instictive "Save draft, restart mail client, Edit draft, Send"-routine, 
> which in the end makes them feel reluctant towards using your system as 
> a whole ;-)
Well, I have a "go offline" button in Evolution, which does the job. It
is not optimal, though.

> //conny
Jérôme Warnier

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