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

On Tue, 17 Dec 2002 16:16:17 -0500 Stephen Gran wrote:
> This one time, at band camp, Carlos Sousa said:
> > > steve:~$ apt-cache show pop-before-smtp
> > 
> > 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.
> You misunderstand (or I didn't bother to explain clearly) - I wasn't
> answering the OP with a suggestion of how to go about his problem, I
> was answering someone else's question about how SMTP AUTH was possible
> if you don't send a password, but do for POP.

Yes, you were answering me (among others?), you were very clear, and I'm
sure I understood you. You actually did what I should have done, which
was research on the topic and a concise posting of the findings, and
helped enlarge my personal knowledge on these matters. For that I am

I just reacted, not to you, but to the concept of authenticating smtp
connections by watching unrelated network traffic.

Hope that's cleared up :)

Carlos Sousa

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