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Re: [Nmh-workers] cannot get envelop sender address correct

From: Valdis . Kletnieks
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] cannot get envelop sender address correct
Date: Tue, 06 May 2008 10:00:45 -0400

On Tue, 06 May 2008 09:48:18 EDT, David Levine said:
> Anders writes:
> > address@hidden said:
> > > I thought that draft_from couldn't be enabled in a .mh_profile so that th
> > > installer could restrict its use.  To preserve that capability, how about
> > > just defaulting masquerade to be enabled instead of disabled? 
> > 
> > In this day and age, isn't that an impossible mission? After all, we have 
> > usespace (nmh or other) process doing smtp towars the smtp server. Any such
> > check should, imo, be on the server side. Nothing's stopping the user from 
> > telnetting to port 25 and try to send the mail with whatever envelope he 
> > wants anyway.
> It's always been that way.  I think that we should retain the
> original nmh capability, just change the default build configuration.
> > Speaking of ports, wny way to use other ports than 25? I'm occationally 
> > sitting behind an intricate mess^Dh of ssh tunnels...
> It looks like it's hard-coded ("smtp") in mts/smtp/smtp.c.

With more and more ISPs blocking outbound 25, should we add code to try to
use port 587 (submission) first, and fallback to 25?

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