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From Norman Maurer ...@byteaction.de>
Subject RE: POP3 and other handlers ...
Date Mon, 24 Jul 2006 06:04:36 GMT
Hi,
See my previous post..

bye
Norman

Am Sonntag, den 23.07.2006, 22:41 -0400 schrieb Noel J. Bergman:
> > POP3 before SMTP was a quick hack because POP3 already had authentication,
> > and SMTP didn't have it (at the time).  Even sites, such as ORDB, that
> > recommend POP3 before SMTP say that STMP AUTH would be preferable.
> 
> Sendmail says "[SMTP AUTH] is useful for roaming users and can replace
> POP-before-SMTP hacks if the MUA supports SMTP AUTH."  For roaming users,
> sendmail recommends SMTP AUTH, elaborating also that "some hacks are
> described to provide less sophisticated forms of authentication which do not
> use SMTP AUTH. The best of these methodes is called POP-before-SMTP."
> 
> Of course, even with {ID,IP}-tuples, someone *could* spoof the ID, but that
> seems really less likely.
> 
> It is quite sad that in 2000, folks at sendmail thought that within 2 years,
> almost all e-mail transfer would be over SSL by default, and today we're
> nowhere near even a fraction of it.  :-(
> 
> 	--- Noel
> 
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