One question. Does smtp auth force users to authenticate when using smtp or does it just provide the option to authenticate? I am able to send email through smtp without authenticating. If I try to authenticate through smtp, it will do that also. It isn't forcing authentication. Any ideas?
On a properly configured system, a connection that provides SMTP AUTH information can send email to any address.
Connections that don't provide SMTP AUTH can only send to domains hosted locally on that server.
*** If you are able to send mail to a domain like hotmail.com or yahoo.com without authenticating (and not from localhost or any other IP you've set up to allow relaying in /home/vpopmail/etc/tcp.smtp), then you messed something up.
Check the qmail-smtpd/run file to make sure you're passing the proper parameters to qmail-smtpd. Older patches required a hostname between qmail-smtpd and the path to vchkpw. If you're using the "current" patch (contrib/qmail-smtpd-auth-0.4.2.tar.gz, from http://www.fehcom.de/qmail/smtpauth.html) then you shouldn't have the hostname.
One way to tell if you've set up qmail-smtpd/run correctly is to try authenticating with a random username and password. If they work, then qmail-smtpd isn't calling vchkpw to authenticate.
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