Support for Explicit SSL SMTP

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Support for Explicit SSL SMTP

Post by tadpole » 2010-05-07 13:37

Background/recap:
- Explicit SSL SMTP: uses two ports, 25(fixed) to start connection then switches(via STARTTLS) to submission port 587(variable) for SSL encrypted channel communication (Reg: RFC 3207)
- Implicit SSL SMTP: uses one port (default 587) for all communication – for both auth and data transfer.

Restrictions/Limitations:
Explicit SSL is unfortunately the only type supported by .NET framework System.Net.Mail assembly. (historical note: asp V1 supported an unstable system.web.mail assembly that handled both Implicit & Explicit SSL).

Prior key discussions hMailServer:
2007-5-20 Martain
That would require explicit SSL support which I hopefully will be able to add without to much work either. If you configure a specific port to use SSL, any client connecting to this port must use SSL as it works now.

Questions:
1) Any progress/issues related to this feature, will it be released this year (2010)?
2) Is they a possible workaround/vbscript etc that might fill the gap and allow support for Implicit SSL?
3) Anything I can do to help, testing, research, dev etc just say the word.

For what it’s worth, I think this issue may become more prevalent as the SaaS/Cloud model gains traction as Explicit SSL is following strict compliance to reg standards.

Related Threads
1) Link1
2) Link2
3) Link3

Related Regulations:
1) RFC 3207

Thanks,
Tadpole

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Re: Support for Explicit SSL SMTP

Post by ^DooM^ » 2010-05-07 16:54

Moved to feature requests and added poll.
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Re: Support for Explicit SSL SMTP

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Re: Support for Explicit SSL SMTP

Post by ^DooM^ » 2010-05-07 19:27

Moving to archive
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