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

Arthur Chance freebsd at
Thu Mar 23 15:31:52 UTC 2017

On 23/03/2017 14:20, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 2017/03/23 13:16, Ian Smith wrote:
>> I suggest acknowledging Jim is correct, and figure out what's wrong with 
>> your $whatever.  Other contributors including Matthew - whose knowledge 
>> is far beyond mine or most people on this subject - perhaps, like me, 
>> hadn't twigged that your problem is pick up, NOT sending from sendmail.
> I very nearly asked about the relevance of sendmail to the problem at
> hand, but I came to the conclusion that the OP meant sendmail when he
> said sendmail, even if he did say 'read' rather than 'send' on one occasion.

Ditto. Telnetting into port 25 to see what capabilities are shown in
response to EHLO isn't usually the act of a novice.

By June 1949, people had begun to realize that it was not so easy to
get a program right as had at one time appeared. It was on one of my
journeys between the EDSAC room and the punching equipment that the
realization came over me with full force that a good part of the
remainder of my life was going to be spent in finding errors in my own

	-- Maurice Wilkes

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