Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.




60 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 105724 9-Jul-2012 14:18 Send private message

Does Telstraclear Offer smtp authentication?

Create new topic
7363 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 571

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 652985 9-Jul-2012 15:26 Send private message

Can you give us a little context for your query? SMTP authentication would typically be used to make sure someone wanting to send an email through the TC SMTP servers is an authorised TC customer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMTP_Authentication

You could work it out by telnet'ing to the SMTP port of the TC SMTP server, usually port 25 but according to Wikipedia it can be on 587.




Amazon & TOGAF certified solution architect
Professional photographer



60 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 653001 9-Jul-2012 15:49 Send private message

sometime last year in may i noticed smtp authentication stopped working. I.e if your trying to auth to use their smtp server on port 25, no ssl when using a non-telstraclear connection it won't work anymore.

I'm trying to find out if this was stopped, and the main reason why.

The only reason i can think of is because of spam , or customers having their mail credentials phished and then bots using the credentials to use smtp authentication and then send out spam via tcl smtp servers.

7785 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 327

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 653003 9-Jul-2012 15:56 Send private message

Gmail / Google Apps does and is probably light years ahead of your local ISP's email system.

http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=78799

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Slaughter of Innocents
Created by networkn, last reply by networkn on 19-Dec-2014 17:46 (64 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Fixing mortgage interest rate, 2 or 3 years?
Created by lokhor, last reply by berry on 23-Dec-2014 15:10 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


youtube downloader
Created by Ford, last reply by jarledb on 22-Dec-2014 16:57 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


Spray Foam Insulation
Created by AACTech, last reply by timbosan on 19-Dec-2014 16:58 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Boxing day deals.
Created by benokobi, last reply by alasta on 23-Dec-2014 15:17 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


Crew Drinking on Flights - Why!?
Created by networkn, last reply by Geektastic on 22-Dec-2014 09:35 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Police Camera Van Disguise
Created by Reanalyse, last reply by SirHumphreyAppleby on 23-Dec-2014 15:23 (81 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Spark, the least secure part of your home network?
Created by NZtechfreak, last reply by coffeebaron on 23-Dec-2014 13:32 (33 replies)
Pages... 2 3



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.