How to password an SMTP server
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Fri Dec 23 21:53:32 UTC 2005
Am Fr, den 23.12.2005 schrieb Jon D. Slater um 22:46:
> I'm using my FC4 box as a mail server (and also running Mailman).
Doesn't tell us which MTA you run.
> It's starting to look like I may need to open up the SMTP server to
> "outside access".
> Since I don't want to become a SPAM gateway, I'd like to restrict access
> to just a few people. But, there's a catch.
> Some of my "customers" uses a dial-up connection and aways appears from
> a different IP address every time they connect. So adding them to the
> allow/deny list could be tricky.
Right. So gods invented SMTP AUTH for this case ;)
> How do I get the SMTP require a password? And, is that secure enough to
> keep spammer's from using my mail server?
Just be aware that with FC4 the location for the SSL certs changed to
If you don't run Sendmail you will find other howtos for different MTAs
like Postfix or Exim in the net as well.
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