Transparent hijacking of SMTP submission...

Jay Ashworth jra at
Fri Nov 28 02:51:56 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "William Herrin" <bill at>

> > that's essentially a downgrade attack on my ability to use
> > encryption
> > which seems to be in pretty poor taste frankly.

> I'm not sure I follow your complaint here. Are you saying that Comcast
> or a
> Comcast customer in Washington state stripped the STARTTLS verb from
> the
> IPv4 port 587 SMTP submission connection between you and a third
> party?

Yup; that's what he's saying.  This was in the technical press earlier this
week -- or the end of last.

-- jra
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