Authentication for outgoing mail - PMDF - VMS

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  1. Authentication for outgoing mail - PMDF

    Over the years there have been a few discussions of ISP's
    who require outgoing mail to be sent through their mailservers
    and require that mail to be authenticated by the client providing
    a username and password.
    Someone running their own mailserver would be required to set it
    up so that outgoing mail was similarly sent through the ISP's
    central mailserver and authenticated. Unfortunately although
    numerous public domain Unix mailservers could do this none of
    the VMS mailservers could.

    See for instance

    http://groups.google.com/group/comp....af034868f75111


    It looks like this is about to change.

    Process is now looking for beta testers for PMDF 6.4 which looks
    like it will provide this functionality.

    "
    Process Software is seeking beta testers for PMDF v6.4. The test will
    begin in late April and will last approximately 8 weeks. The major
    features being introduced are SPF, disclaimer channel, LDAP over TLS,
    web interface for changing user passwords, SMTP authentication for
    outgoing mail, and other customer-driven enhancements. If you would
    like to participate in the beta program, please complete the sign-up
    form at the URI below.

    http://www.process.com/tcpip/pmdf64beta.asp
    "

    The PMDF mailserver is a commercial product but is free for
    VMS hobbyist use.


    David Webb
    Security team leader
    CCSS
    Middlesex University

  2. Re: Authentication for outgoing mail - PMDF

    In article , david20@alpha2.mdx.ac.uk
    writes:

    > Over the years there have been a few discussions of ISP's
    > who require outgoing mail to be sent through their mailservers
    > and require that mail to be authenticated by the client providing
    > a username and password.
    > Someone running their own mailserver would be required to set it
    > up so that outgoing mail was similarly sent through the ISP's
    > central mailserver and authenticated. Unfortunately although
    > numerous public domain Unix mailservers could do this none of
    > the VMS mailservers could.


    Let me plug the excellent services of http://www.dynaccess.com/ where
    for EUR 85 per year you get (among other things) an IP-based SMTP
    server. Since it is mainly a dynamic-DNS service (though many other
    things are offered), your IP is known, so you can send email through
    SMTP relay server with no need for authentication (but the same result),
    from whatever sender address you need.


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