Because of the Internet SPAM problem, many organizations are enforcing anti-relaying policies in their SMTP servers. Mozilla needs to be able to use a separate SMTP server for each account so that outgoing mail is not rejected by anti-relaying servers. The M10 release includes a comment that only one SMTP server is needed for all accounts, where in fact one is needed for each ISP that the user connects to. Perhaps the account manager needs a feature to define ISPs that accounts could be linked to. Thanks, Bob Fillmore
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 13151 ***
ok, this is not a dupe of 13151...however, this bug is in fact invalid, because SMTP servers should not be linked to accounts.
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago → 19 years ago
Resolution: DUPLICATE → INVALID
The reason being that the SMTP server you use is dependant on your physical connection to the internet, not what account you're reading mail with.
Comment from Bob Fillmore via email to me: "What if you have multiple connections to the Internet? (eg. dialup and cable modem, or travelling laptop). You then need multiple SMTP servers."
yes, we are having multiple SMTP servers, they just are not associated with accounts. They really should be associated with dialup connections, but we don't have a way of detecting that (at least right now) I've been talking to the dialup team about making this connection. Not sure it will happen for a while.
verified as invalid for now, per alec's comments.
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