ISP demands mail-send= authenticated ?

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by news, Feb 11, 2006.

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    news Guest

    Suddenly [without prior warning] my mail-sends fail
    for lack of 'authentication' !

    The ISP 'help-desk' tells me how to set-it-up under M$-outsp00k.
    And fortunately when I bought my last IDE, I told them to put
    windows on the first 1GB partition. So I was able to confirm that
    with W98-outsp00k, set for 'send authenticate enabled', my
    email gets-out.

    Q - is mail-send authentication a common requirement these days ?
    Being in 3rd-world S.Africa I'd expect this to occur only once it
    becomes standard practice in 1st world. I suspect that I may be
    'watched' by the authorities because I'm un-pee-cee.

    My newest linux installation is FC1 and its emailer X..n..
    has send-authentication setup capabilities.
    But it's got several authentication-types to select from.
    I selected "PLAIN", which is not 'good' and apparently
    doesn't mean 'plain', but rather p.l.a.i.n. ?!

    How the hell can I know what to select to 'follow' the
    M$hit setting which works ?

    == Chris Glur.
    news, Feb 11, 2006
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  2. Yes, it is common. It is to prevent others sending emails using your
    You probably need to send a user name (which is your full email name
    e.g. ) and password (which is probably the same as
    your POP3/IMAP password). The normal authentication method is PLAIN.

    If you want to read about it, RFC2554 tells you about SMTP
    authentication generally and RFC2595 about PLAIN authentication.

    If you have a problem, let us know what program you are setting up.

    Robert Harris, Feb 11, 2006
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    Sam Guest

    Never heard of any email called "X..n.."

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    Sam, Feb 11, 2006
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    Frankster Guest

    Q - is mail-send authentication a common requirement these days ?

    Yes. Get used to it.

    Frankster, Feb 14, 2006
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