right, hence the way it is done now.|
David Woodhouse wrote:
On Tue, 2003-07-22 at 14:14, Dan Winship wrote:No, I think you were right originally. "Whenever possible" should try both 993 and STARTTLS, but allow both to fail. There's no reason why someone would want to configure "use TLS on port 143 if possible, but not 993".Depends how long it takes to attempt port 993 and fall back to 143. Some people _know_ they don't have a server listening on port 993, or they have a firewall which _drops_ SYN packets instead of rejecting them -- and going straight to port 143 then using STARTTLS is definitely preferable.