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[REBOL] Re: SMTP authentication - the answer - but another question

From: bobr:dprc at: 20-Apr-2001 6:09

nick I would like a temp acct too. I have a eudora that supports "authenticted" smtp. If it works, I can trace the IP packets and see what it takes. At 08:34 AM 4/20/01 +0800, you wrote:
>Scott, > >Very many thanks for the offer, however, did you see Holger's response - > >#Of sorts, yes. There are five different incompatible formats, not ># all of which are documented... > ># We will probably add support in the next Core release. > >I guess I can wait unless you still feel like the challenge! Either way, I >will set up a POP account for you and email you the details in about 12 >hours when I get back from work (I'm in Malaysia - GMT+8) > >Nick. > >-----Original Message----- >From: [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]]On Behalf Of >GS Jones >Sent: 20 April 2001 02:33 >To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] >Subject: [REBOL] Re: SMTP authentication - the answer - but another >question > >From: "Nick Kitson" > > Hi Scott, > > > > I'm now confused again - my Outlook (12/98) & Outlook Express (4/99) have > > both implemented SMTP authentication and work successfully with my > > authenticating servers. MS are not known to lead the pack in this area so > > surely there is standardisation of sorts, (even if it is MS sorts) > > > > Nick. > >Good point. Looks like I've been busted again! > >Actually, I was not trying to imply that there was some major mystery. >Assuming exactly what you have surmised, out of curiosity, I went looking >for the RFC that covered the arena and was surprised by what I found >(namely, there is no single standard). My guess was that RT didn't really >want to get into an area that hadn't solidified. It was just a guess, >though, and as any frequent reader of this list knows, I'm willing to >publically guess and am sometimes wrong (OK --- it can be frequent some >weeks ;-) . > >What I did with APOP was Telnet to the account and watch the prompts that >come up. Then its a matter of matching the prompts with the next steps >needed to do business. Before I made yet another lame offer, I did a little >homework and realized that there probably is a good reason that RT hasn't >already done it. But I don't know. > >I'm no expert at REBOL, and in fact I'm not even particularly real good at >it. But I've got moxie, and that seemed to be a good thing in the old >movies. And I'm too dumb to know when to quit, so I usually end up getting >things done. When I looked through the list archives and saw that half a >dozen people had asked the same question you asked, I was puzzled why the >real whizzes didn't just whip something up. But they haven't, and it sounds >like RT is up to their eyeballs just keeping their product rollouts going. > >The problem doesn't seem like it should be that hard, just potentially >messy, especially for a nice, well-factored solution. If you've got no >other takers, I'll give it a crack. I just need the temporary account in >order to see how your service does it. No promises, though, on being able >to deliver a solution. > >--Scott Jones > >-- >To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to >[rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the >subject, without the quotes. > >-- >To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to >[rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the >subject, without the quotes.
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