ssmtp - possible anomaly with SSL
jhelfman at experts-exchange.com
Sat Nov 6 21:45:10 UTC 2010
I should port this wiki to @doc
On Nov 6, 2010, at 9:30 AM, Chris Brennan <xaero at xaerolimit.net> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 12:01 PM, Chad Perrin <perrin at apotheon.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 07:23:39AM -0400, Steven Friedrich wrote:
>>> I recently figured out how to send mail thru my ISP ID using ssmtp. I
>>> previously only been using KMail, and I had it configured to use port 465
>>> I can send mail when I don't use port 465:
>>> but if I add the port 465 a,d enable SSL with:
>>> then I use the -v switch and also -auFreeBSD -apPassword
>>> as in smtp -v -auFreeBSD -apPassword freebsd at insightbb.com
>>> and the messages all indicate success, but the mail never arrives. It
>>> when I don't use SSL on port 465.
>>> KMail does work with SSL on port 465.
>> I'm not entirely clear on what you're using as a mail user agent. Are
>> you still using KMail as your MUA, but using ssmtp to send the emails to
>> your SMTP server, or have you switched MUAs when you started using ssmtp?
>> Chris Brennan suggested you send more information; in addition to
>> answering my question, it might be useful to give us the information
>> Chris requested -- but make sure you obscure any username/password
> If you reference my last e-mail, I posted my my working ssmtp.conf (for
> communicating w/ GMail/Google for Domains). If sSMTP is your only MTA, then
> using my example will get you up and running very quickly. You can also
> reference http://wiki.freebsd.org/SecureSSMTP on how to secure it (if this
> is a (semi-)public machine with more then one user on it.
>> Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
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