Re: [Evolution] Been around the block again...

On Tue, 2011-01-04 at 14:44 -0500, Philippe LeCavalier wrote:
On Tue, 2011-01-04 at 14:25 -0500, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
Wierd.  What IMAP server are you using?  Are you using Evo's IMAP
provider or the IMAP+ provider?
hm. Good point. I hadn't even realized it was IMAP+. Pardon my
ignorance, but what's the diff? 
Or go around them.  VPNs work well.  Or I just run an SMTP server for my
domain on a Linode that accepts SMTP submissions on TCP/21212.  Then you
can just tell Evolution {hostname}:21212 for the SMTP configuration.
Not a huge fan of VPNs. Especially for something as light as an SMTP
connection. I use to use ssh tunnelling to reach my own server but
then the provider stopped allowing shell access(was very surprised
they allowed it in the first place!). Ironically I'm using a VPS
server as of about a month ago but simply haven't had the time.

I'm intrigued by your SMTP suggestion though...Are you suggesting I
run a local SMTP server service on my laptop? Wouldn't that still be
subjected to the same scrutiny at the ISP?

No, you run oit on you VPS.  You just add -
21212     inet  n       -       n       -       -       smtpd
- to /etc/postfix/ and restart Postfix [and adjust the local
firewall].  Then Postfix will listen for submission on that port as well
as the standard TCP/465 submission port (and TCP/25, of course).

Clients (MUAs) aren't supposed to use TCP/25 anymore in any case.
TCP/25 is for inter-MTA communications.  Clients should use SMTP
submission (TCP/465).  Which is why the ISP [more-or-less legitimately]
block TCP/25.  Any an MTA (server) has any use for TCP/25.

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