[sylpheed:33215] Re: can send email only after pop download

Giulio Bottazzi giulio.bottazzi at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 22:32:09 JST 2009

Hi Alexander,
thank you for your prompt reply. I selected "PLAIN" as Authentication
method in the "Send" tab and was able to send  emails again. I have
the impression that in this way my username and password travel in
clear across the net. Am I right? Is this safer than relying on "POP
before SMTP"? In any case, you pointed me in the right direction.
Thanks again,

On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 12:28 PM, Alexander Kosubek
<sylpheed-mailing-list at thecrusher.no-ip.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Sep 2009 10:33:48 +0200
> Giulio Bottazzi <giulio.bottazzi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thre's something strange happening to me when I try to send messages
>> using one specific server. If I start sylphed  (or leave sylpheed
>> inactive for a while) and try to send the message, I got an error [...]
> Hello Giulio,
> it seems to me, that the server you are using is using a mechanism
> known to me as "POP before SMTP" to authenticate senders.
> You just have to tick the appropriate checkbox on the "send"-tab of
> your account-settings to enable this method for that server.
> It is, alas, a somewhat flawed method, as anybody from your host is for
> a certain amount of time able to send mail via that specific server
> after the host ist authenticated. So it would be more secure to use
> SMTP-Auth, if supported.
> Kind regards
> Alexander
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Giulio Bottazzi <giulio.bottazzi at gmail.com>

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