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Re: Why do so few mail providers support Port 587?
On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 12:56:50 EST, [email protected] said: > Sorry, I misread that. But I still fail to see how 587 changes that. > Trojans, viruses, etc. etc. etc. can still exploit the authentication > system regardless of what port it operates on. Different port, same old > problems. It changes it only in that it becomes a *lot* easier for you to track down which of your users has a compromised machine. (It's a lot easier to just look at the Received: headers than have to take the hostname, chase it back through your logs, and all that - especially if the user is roaming and just caught something over their Aunt Tilly's unsecured wireless access point....)