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From Norman Maurer ...@byteaction.de>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (JAMES-569) Add Support for POP-before-SMTP (roaming users)
Date Mon, 17 Jul 2006 14:35:45 GMT
Am Montag, den 17.07.2006, 14:19 +0200 schrieb Joachim Draeger:
> 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

I think you are right .. But sometimes when a admin want to switch to
the other mailserver he want to use the old behavior.. Its not so easy
for a admin to change to a mailserver that now only support smtp-auth
with about 5000 Users ;-)

I think the feature is not to hard to implement.. So it should be not
bad to have this ;-)


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