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Is password SMTP authentication an option?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by patronus, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. patronus

    patronus Member

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    "POP before SMTP" is the default method of SMTP authorization.

    Is there an option to change the SMTP authorization method so that a password must be sent with each SMTP request?
     
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    You can force SMTP AUTH by disabling antirelayd in WHM > Manage Services and empty out /etc/relayhosts
     
  3. patronus

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    Thanks much!


    Hope you don't mind if I ask a few follow-up questions...

    After following the procedure that you outlined, who would the set the password for SMTP authentication?

    In particular, would an end-user be able to set his/her own SMTP password using the cPanel interface?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    #3 patronus, Mar 5, 2007
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    Password is the one set on the email account itself, so yes, they can set their own.
     
  5. patronus

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    Great. Thanks much!
     
  6. patronus

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    I requested my hosting provider to force SMTP Auth on my account, which is on a shared server.

    In reply, my hosting provided said that, to force SMTP Auth on my account, they would have to completely disable antirelayd for the whole server. And they said that they couldn't do this because it would force SMTP Auth for all the accounts the shared server.

    Is my hosting provider correct?

    Thanks :D
     
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    Yes, it would have to be server-wide.
     
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