Deal with ISPs who block access to their SMTP server from outside the ISP network

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9 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: BenB, Unassigned)

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Description

9 years ago
See bug 556267.

We should:
- Note that in the config file, e.g. as
  <authentication>client-IP-address</>
  (Supported by TB 3.1, but then we don't do any auth, don't send password.)
  or
  <authentication>password-cleartext</>
  <restriction>client-IP-address</>
- In the client, somehow react to it. E.g. warn the user, or
  automatically select the global preferred server (if existing) instead
  of this one.
SHouldn't this be evangelism as I believe most of these smtp servers are open on port 25. We should push ISPs to migrate to startssl/ssl on 587 open from both inside and outside - as this would also reduce the volume of spam sent from such servers.
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Comment 2

9 years ago
> Shouldn't this be evangelism

It is: "See bug 556267"

But what do we do in the meantime and for those ISP who refuse to react?

Granted, this may be WONTFIX.
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