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Re (2): Authenticated Email (TLS?)


On 6 Nov 2011, at 13:44, Paul Goyette wrote:
> I'd like to enable authentication on my NetBSD mail server 
so I can send mail from the account using my smart phone.

From:   Matthias Scheler <>
Date:   Sun, 06 Nov 2011 14:39:15 +0000
> That would be SMTP authentication, not TLS (Transport Layer Security). 
I would however recommend to configure both because it will make sure 
that nobody can eavesdrop on your e-mail if you use a mobile network 
or a public WiFi.

An encrypted tunnel is also possible.  That can work for telnet, ftp 
and other communications as well as SMTP.  Static key encryption will 
work for a tunnel and is simpler than TLS.  Assuming you have a few 
mobile devices, each can open its dedicated tunnel when appropriate.
With any luck, your phone will support a tunnel.

Regards,                ... Peter E.

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