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RE: Why do so few mail providers support Port 587?

  • From: andrew2
  • Date: Fri Feb 25 12:49:02 2005

Joe Maimon wrote:

> We need 587 because trusted authentication in SMTP does not
> transit with the message. So there is no way to require
> authenticated email only from all systems that would be worth
> a damn. 

Local delivery only unless authenticated isn't worth a damn?  Is this
really that difficult??

Andrew