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SMTP auth check

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by maverick23, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. maverick23

    maverick23 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I am very new to the cpanel. Now i know i have some auth on but which one i don't know..

    How do i check if i have pop before smtp or smtp auth.

    Rajat
     
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    DigitalN Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    You have both pop before smtp and password authentication with cpanel as default.

    You can find the file containing the relay Ip's (hosts that can send mail - relay - through your box) within /etc/relayhosts - These are the pop login IP's gathered from the maillog and popped into the relayhosts file.

    You can do a simple email relay test via ssh, to check for if you are running an open relay
    just type the following

    # telnet relay-test.mail-abuse.org 23
     
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    maverick23 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Thanks for your help..

    I tried doing it and the results seemd to be ok... "System appeared to reject relay attempts"

    Now the problem is that when i send mail it doesn't ask me for any kind of auth because of pop before smtp as i download my mails every single minute.

    Now how can i switch from pop before smtp to SMTP AUTH.

    Rajat
     
  4. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    By enabling SMTP AUTH in your email client.
     
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    maverick23 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I am talking about the same on server side.... not at the client side. Is there any changes we need to do on server to stop pop before smtp and enable smtp auth.

    and what is the basic difference between pop before smtp and smtp auth.


    Also i don't want any relay to be allowed for any Ip. I just want the things to work from username and password.

    Rajat
     
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    As DigitalN already said, both are enabled on the server. If you want to disable POP before SMTP, I would suggest a search of the forums as various solutions have been suggested, but there's no official way to disable it.
     
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