how do I get STARTTLS working with sendmail on FreeBSD 10.3 ?

Arthur Chance freebsd at
Thu Mar 23 12:21:22 UTC 2017

On 23/03/2017 03:25, Jim Ohlstein wrote:
> Your entire question is ridiculous since Sendmail will never be
> useful for retrieving email from a remote server. Ever. To do that
> you need a POP/IMAP server. That was my point. Still is.

If you'd been paying attention you'd have noticed lines in his mail like

> telnet localhost 25

which is rather a clue that he's talking about the sending side rather
than the receiving side.

> I only suggested you consider another agent since this one is
> proving difficult for you to configure. I never said you "had to" do
> anything, but you will need more than Sendmail to use your phone's
> email client.

I'm sure he's aware of this, but is having problems *sending* mail
securely via SMTP and sendmail.

> But keep going, you're doing great. 

Quite possibly a little better than some other people.

[Much snippage]

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