Re: problems with smtp
- From: Pawel Salek <pawsa theochem kth se>
- To: Joe Dunsmore <duns0014 umn edu>
- Cc: balsa-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: problems with smtp
- Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 04:35:03 +0200
On 10/13/2003 04:20:05 AM, Joe Dunsmore wrote:
> Pawel Salek wrote:
>> If you are supposed to use (authenticated) smtp, use port 25. You can
>> verify that the SMTP server provides AUTH extension by doing
>> telnet host.name 25
>> and typing
>> ehlo my.host.name
>> remove server should list something similar to:
>> 250-AUTH DIGEST-MD5 CRAM-MD5
>> I wonder whether you are supposed to use TLS connection encryption as
>> well? I do not have experience with this part though.
> I was able to telnet to port 25 and port 587.
> when ever I did helo with some address, it would ask me why I called
You mean "ehlo", don't you? This is not a misprint!
> myself that. what am I supposed to put for "my.host.name"? port 587
Well, your host name/domain. If the DNS name of your computer is blah.
umn.edu, use that.
> is what I'm using with my mail client now and what my isp says to use,
> so I think I should keep that.
OK. You just mentioned explicitely smtp, which usually means port 25.
Port 587 is usually associated with submission service.
 http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1869.html, section 4.2
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