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ISP changed mail rules


ISP changed mail rules
« on: May 24, 2006, 04:42:22 PM »
Howdy yall,
As of yesterday May 23 '06 my ISP has changed their outgoing mail rules.
Since I am posting here in the forums.... mail isn't working.

What they have changed: outgoing mail rules
Previous Rule: all port 25 traffic went through their "smtp.isp.net" mail server(SME6.5 handles this just fine!)
New Rule: all port 25 traffic needs TLS authentication, User: my_account@isp.net BUT without a password.
The Problem: it appears that SME6.5 smtp-auth-proxy won't allow a null password??

I am getting an error in my smtp-auth-proxy log:
Use of uninitialized value in <HANDLE> at /usr/local/sbin/smtp-auth-proxy.pl line 45
readline() on unopened filehandle at /usr/local/sbin/smtp-auth-proxy.pl line 45.

This is the line(45) in the config file that expects the password for my authentication.

Any help would be much appreciated


ISP changed mail rules
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2006, 04:51:22 PM »
Hey yall,
I am adding one more log tid-bit to my original post.
qmail log is showing the following error:
delivery 9018: deferral: Connected_to_127.0.0.1_but_connection_died._(#4.4.2)/

Before changing the smtp-auth-proxy settings this was the error in qmail log:
<*snipped from here forward*>_Client_host_rejected:_Access_denied._See_http://postmaster.isp.net

Hope this can be helpful.

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Re: ISP changed mail rules
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2006, 07:48:05 PM »
Quote from: "boss_hog"

mail isn't working.

As it says just under "Please read this before you post":

Please post bugs and potential bugs in the bug tracker - Thank You.


ISP changed mail rules
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2006, 08:33:02 PM »
Hey Charlie,
thanks for the follow up.
Consider it done.


ISP changed mail rules
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2006, 03:21:44 PM »
Hey yall,
putting an exit point on this thread I started.
It was NOT an issue with the SME. It was a "timing" issue between the ISP and the changes they made getting to my area.

After diagnosing the SME for about 3 hours, my Thunderbird client had a pop-up window asking me for a.... password.
Logged into Thunderbird with my password, everything worked fine.

Went to the SME:
# /sbin/e-smith/db configuration show smtp-auth-proxy

Ran the following commands:
# /sbin/e-smith/db configuration setprop smtp-auth-proxy Userid username@ISP.net Passwd mypassword  status enabled
# signal-event email-update

All working as expected.