[Off Topic] Clients still not connecting to the FreeBSD mail
andrewd at webzone.net.au
Wed Aug 6 10:10:43 UTC 2008
Nice name :)
Andrew Falanga wrote:
> I've verified the same timeout behavior with Outlook Express and Thunderbird.
> Using Thunderbird, I was able to check different settings too. The settings
> should be to use authentication on the smtp server using SSL. Someone,
> please educate me, does this mean that the authentication takes place over
> port 465 and the regular smtp still takes place over 25, or do both take
> place over 25? I ask because KMail (my setup at home that works) says to use
> SSL, not TLS which uses port 465. At the server, I use sockstat and see that
> on IPv4 sendmail has an open port on 465.
Depending on the mailserver and its setup it should be able to support
SSL/TLS and unencrypted session on port 25. On port 465 Only SSL/TLS
sessions are supported. There is also port 587 (again depending on the
server and setup) that uses port 587 just for the submission of email
using unencrypted/SSL/TLS sessions. Depending on the mailserver it
should also be able to support authentication on any of the 3 above ports.
I hope that helps.
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