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From Joachim Draeger ...@joachim-draeger.de>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (JAMES-569) Add Support for POP-before-SMTP (roaming users)
Date Mon, 17 Jul 2006 12:19:24 GMT
Am Montag, den 17.07.2006, 02:54 -0700 schrieb Norman Maurer (JIRA):
> Add Support for POP-before-SMTP (roaming users)

> We should add support for pop-before-smtp. This is a common and often used technic to
authenticate users before allow them to send an email to an external address.

The question is why is it still often used. 
There are two reasons for using pop-before-smtp:

1. the client does not support SMTP-AUTH
2. the server does not support SMTP-AUTH

pop-before-smtp has always been a workaround and it has drawbacks for
the user. (Some clients try to first send and the receive when going
online)
James supports SMTP-AUTH. Are there really clients, that still don't
support it?

I guess the reason why pop-before-smtp still is used so often is because
administrators don't want to change their approved setup. And e.g.
widely used MTA qmail still doesn't support SMTP-AUTH without a patch!

IMHO there is no demand for it, but I may be wrong .

Joachim





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