Is your ISP blocking outgoing port 25?
johnl at iecc.com
Mon Jun 22 09:24:02 CDT 2009
>It's a pity that MAAWG or another group hasn't written a
>specification for the automatic downloading of configuration (with
>certificates, to be sure, for some kind of repudiation) and the
>update thereof, for adoption by the leading consumer e-mail clients.
MAAWG decided it's not in the standards business, but it does BCPs
pointing at standards elsewhere (mostly the IETF) that it encourages
people to follow. Write a standard that people can use, and I don't
think I'd have much trouble getting them to endorse it.
It's an interesting design topic, particularly the bootstrap question
of how the client decides where to look for its configuration. A lot
of this stuff is already available via DHCP, but of course a key goal
here is to set config info the last across reboots on different networks.
Followup to IETF-something, I suspect.
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