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

From: gjones05:mail:orion at: 19-Apr-2001 7:54

From: "Nick Kitson"
> Hi Scott and Brett, > > Thanks for your suggestions - I took it to 'feedback' and got - > > > "REBOL does not currently support SMTP authorization though your request > has been added to our protocol enhancement list. > > > If you can't possibly wait, the SMTP protocol in REBOL is writtin in
REBOL
> and can therefore be modified by you or anybody else to support > authorization." > > So, being a dog with a bone, I've pasted the results of probing the smtp > scheme below in the hope that somebody better able than I could add the > doubtless 2 or 3 lines of code to make it work. If somebody does take on > the challenge and doesn't have a SMTP server account that requires > authentication, please email me ([kitson--maxis--net--my]) and I can provide > details of a temporary account for testing purposes. > > Thanks Rebols! > > Nick
<snip to end> Hi, Nick, Before APOP was supported, I enjoyed hacking a solution as a way of understanding REBOL schemes. I was curious about what might be involved in supplementing the SMTP scheme, but after reading an SMTP Draft (9-Sep-2000) and RFC 2554 (a proposal on SMTP Authentication), I highly suspect that this task is beyond my skills. I had assumed that the basic SMTP Authentication would use clear text, like POP, but apparently nothing is really standardized. A solution would not likely be generic. Like you, I'm surprised that more services haven't initiated SMTP authentication at least to some level. Best of luck. --Scott Jones