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#40651 - 09/13/12 03:39 PM Secure email compatability
Chris Reilly Offline
OL Newbie

Registered: 01/12/04
Posts: 7
I'm trying to change our email server from an in-house to hosted gmail

When I use SMTP in PPImage the email gets rejected by Google because its not port 465, and I see in the Image log:

I1024 : ERROR while sending mail : 5.7.0 Must issue a STARTTLS command first

How can I fix this?

Thanks

Chris

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#40655 - 09/13/12 03:50 PM Re: Secure email compatability [Re: Chris Reilly]
Raphael Lalonde Lefebvre Offline
OL Expert

Registered: 10/14/05
Posts: 4947
Loc: Objectif Lune Montreal
Chris,

In version 6, the SMTP port is hardcoded to 25. If you require any other ports, it simply will not work.

In the latest version of 7, it is now possible to specify the port number you want to use. Default is still 25, but you can change it. So I would suggest that you try the latest version(feel free to try it on a different PC or VM if you don't want to upgrade... although you don't have to uninstall v6, both versions can coexist, as long as only one runs at a time), and see if changing the port to 465 will work.

Regards,
Raphaël Lalonde Lefebvre


Edited by Raphael Lalonde Lefebvre (09/13/12 03:52 PM)

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#40657 - 09/13/12 04:28 PM Re: Secure email compatability [Re: Raphael Lalonde Lefebvre]
Olivier J
Unregistered


Hi Chris,

PlanetPress doesn't support TLS or SSL with emailing yet. The feature has been requested already with our R&D.

Thanks. Regards,
Olivier

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#48579 - 07/03/14 01:59 PM Re: Secure email compatability [Re: Chris Reilly]
efantasia Offline
OL Newbie

Registered: 11/21/07
Posts: 3
Loc: Boston MA
It has been 1 1/2 years since last post here. Is there any update on emailing with SSL, SMTPS, Port 465? I tried with PP Image and PPWatch Send Email Plugin. Same result,no go. Credentials and server setting are right. I can send through an external vb script.

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#48586 - 07/04/14 03:32 AM Re: Secure email compatability [Re: Chris Reilly]
ppuserd Offline
OL Guru

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 106
secure mail in this respect is a misnomer, you are probably not encrypting your mail. what you are looking to do is establish SSL/TLS connection to a mail server.

port 465 will always work of course, as long as we are talking plain text SMTP. it's just TLS/SSL that pp does not support. i figure that ol simply assumes pp is deployed within a secure network..

many cases the mail server is even running on the same box, so there is no need for SSL/TLS.

running a vb script is a way to work around, but keep in mind that the email itself is as secure as a post card while in transit, so all you are really 'protecting' is the SMTP user name and its password. further, if your script is not checking the validity of the remote mail server's certificate, then what is the use in the first place? a man in the middle attack would just go unnoticed and this is what SSL/TLS is supposed to address..

i'd say if i were forced to use email for 'secure correspondence', i would probably end up using mozilla thunderbird and send that commands over the CLI or look to use the official solution, which does work fine btw, namely use the outlook plugin.

hope that helps..

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#48595 - 07/07/14 11:27 AM Re: Secure email compatability [Re: efantasia]
Raphael Lalonde Lefebvre Offline
OL Expert

Registered: 10/14/05
Posts: 4947
Loc: Objectif Lune Montreal
Originally Posted By: efantasia
It has been 1 1/2 years since last post here. Is there any update on emailing with SSL, SMTPS, Port 465? I tried with PP Image and PPWatch Send Email Plugin. Same result,no go. Credentials and server setting are right. I can send through an external vb script.


As far as I know, there is currently no plan for SSL support in PlanetPress at this time. So I cannot promise anything regarding when/if this feature is implemented.

Regards,
Raphaël Lalonde Lefebvre

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