how do I get STARTTLS working with sendmail on FreeBSD 10.3 ?
jim at ohlste.in
Thu Mar 23 01:36:54 UTC 2017
On 3/22/17 8:32 PM, William Dudley wrote:
> I have news for you. Unless this feature was just removed from
> sendmail/FreeBSD, it should
> work. It WAS WORKING until November 2016.
That would be news. I guess you have a super Sendmail that listens for
and accepts POP3(s)/IMAP(s) connections. That would be interesting since
Sendmail is an SMTP(s) server. I won't bother you again since you are
clearly more knowledgeable than I.
> On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 8:18 PM, Jim Ohlstein <jim at ohlste.in
> <mailto:jim at ohlste.in>> wrote:
> On 3/18/17 6:44 PM, William Dudley wrote:
> A google search does not reveal a useful answer.
> I just want to use a self-signed certificate so I can get my
> email from my
> FreeBSD mail server to my cell phone. My FreeBSD server runs
> I don't really want to switch to postfix, qmail, etc. etc.
> I'm sorry to be the one to break it to you after all this time and
> effort, but AFAIK Sendmail speaks neither POP3 nor IMAP so you
> cannot use it as an MDA. You can use it to *send* email from your
> phone, but not to retrieve it. You also can use it to forward mails
> to another email address from which you can retrieve it, of that's
> what you want.
> If you want to retrieve emails using your phone's email client, you
> will need an MDA. I use mail/dovecot2.
> I know that you do not want to install a different MTA, but after
> all this effort I'd suggest trying Exim. TLS is supported out of the
> box (in the default ports/packages configuration) and is extremely
> easy to configure . You can use Dovecot authorization  with
> Exim, killing two birds with one stone.
> - see Section 6
>  http://wiki2.dovecot.org/HowTo/EximAndDovecotSASL
> Jim Ohlstein
> "Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the
> difference." - Mark Twain
"Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the
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