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Re: smtp of ISP needs passwd,how to setup exim?



On Mon, 16 Dec 2002 08:57:47 -0500 Stephen Gran wrote:
> This one time, at band camp, kenneth dombrowski said:
> > Carlos Sousa wrote:
> > >
> > >>Quite how the password gets from the pop3 reference to the smtp bit, I
> > >>don't understand...
> > >
> > >I don't see how it can. This config shows how fetchmail *gets* mail
> > >using pop3 authentication, the *sending* of mail has nothing to do with it.
> > 
> > I have a website hosted out in CA (I'm in NY so obviously I'm not using 
> > them for home connectivity & am not on their network) which runs exim 
> > 3.36 #1. Authentication for outgoing mail seems to be based on whether 
> > I've logged in to the POP/IMAP server:
> 
> steve:~$ apt-cache show pop-before-smtp
(...)
>  pop-before-smtp watches the mail log, looking for successful
>  pop/imap logins, and posts the originating IP address into a
>  database which can be checked by Postfix, to allow relaying for
>  people who have recently downloaded their email.

Talk about ugly hacks. This has to be one of the stupidest piggyback
authentication schemes ever devised by "human man".

Anyway, the OP need concern himself only with the fetching of email,
the smtp authentication is completely out of his hands.

-- 
Carlos "Seen-it-all-now" Sousa
http://vbc.dyndns.org/



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