Personally, I feel better knowing that each user authenticates before they
send mail with SMTP AUTH rather then keeping an ad-hoc list of IPs that have
POP-ed their mail in the last x-minutes. But that would be covered in Jeff's
"conceptually a more elegant approach" bullet.
From: Jeff Koch [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2004 10:48 AM
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [vchkpw] pros and cons of smtp auth and pop before smtp
I'll take a crack at it.
At 07:28 AM 4/12/2004, you wrote:
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>Can anybody point it out to me the pros and cons of:
>1. smtp auth
- some users have continual trouble configuring their email clients for
- conceptually a more elegant approach
- can allow the smtp and pop servers to be on different machines if you use
>2. pop before smtp?
- creates problems with qmail-scanner. Servers authorized to relay skip
qmail-scanner virus checks.
- simpler and easier to setup.
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