WebMail with threading

Björn Lindberg d95-bli at nada.kth.se
Fri Aug 13 04:00:03 PDT 2004


Archaic <archaic at linuxfromscratch.org> writes:

> On Thu, Aug 12, 2004 at 01:06:05PM +0200, Björn Lindberg wrote:
> > 
> > Yes, but if he has to send mail, it doesn't matter wether he runs a
> > webmail or an IMAP server, he still has to find a solution for sending
> > mail. So it is an unrelated problem, no?
> 
> Webmail, as far as his home system would be concerned, is a local user.
> A remote imap user wouldn't be. He will have some sort of sendmail on
> his system anyway. If it is configured correctly, then an imap user
> should not be able to send mail because it would be a relay. That's when
> you come into authentication methods to allow only the proper person to
> relay lest you become an open relay. This would be rather easy if you
> knew your remote user would *always* be at the same IP address and no
> one else at that IP would do anything nefarious., but how oftem would
> that be the case?

I see, I didn't think of that.


Björn



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