[Users] [Bug 3612] New: auto-configure sets POP=SSL & SMTP=SSL/STARTTLS

Chris Hirst claws-mail at fy3.co.uk
Sat Feb 6 16:38:37 CET 2016


The mailbox provider autoconfiguation file and/or DNS records is what any MUA should pick up the settings from, if your provider has set it that way .... that is (or should be) how their servers are configured. If it is incorrect, your first port of call for correcting it should be their technical support.

If I use auto configure in Claws for the mail servers I look after for our hosting clients ... ... I get the settings that I have set for auto-configuration and suprisingly enough, even Outlook gets it right. Though Mac Mail doesn't always, ... and I get a phone call from Apple users.

>>Le Sat, 06 Feb 2016 02:48:18 +0000
>>noreply at thewildbeast.co.uk a écrit:
>>> http://www.thewildbeast.co.uk/claws-mail/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3612
>>>             Bug ID: 3612
>>>            Summary: auto-configure sets POP=SSL & SMTP=SSL/STARTTLS
>>>     Classification: Unclassified
>>>            Product: Claws Mail
>>>            Version: GIT
>>>           Hardware: PC
>>>                 OS: Linux
>>>             Status: NEW
>>>           Severity: enhancement
>>>           Priority: P3
>>>          Component: Other
>>>           Assignee: users at lists.claws-mail.org
>>>           Reporter: pf at pfortin.com
>>> Setting up new accounts with auto-configure results in:
>>> POP3 = SSL
>>> Here's the DNS responses I get on clicking auto-configure:
>>> _pop3s._tcp.pfortin.com: type SRV, class IN, priority 10, weight 1,
>>> port 995, target pop-2.luxsci.com
>>> _submission._tcp.pfortin.com: type SRV, class IN, priority 0, weight
>>> 1, port 6465, target secure-email-2.luxsci.com
>>> POP3 & SMTP are usually set the same way... this difference may not
>>> be obvious to new users.
>>Hmm... apart from the fact that the bug report summary does not
>>clearly state what the problem is, why *should* POP and SMTP be set
>>the same way? Those are different services and may well imply
>>different settings without anything being wrong.
>>What capabilities do your POP and SMTP servers announce on connection?
>>This may influence the auto-configuration process.
>>Users mailing list
>>Users at lists.claws-mail.org

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