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Feature #1518

Wt::Mail connect to remote SMTP Server

Added by Sergey Perunov almost 9 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
11/12/2012
Due date:
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Description

It would be very helpful if Wt::Mail could connect to a remote server (for example, GMail) rather than just localhost.

For example, it could take the address of a server and credentials in the Mailbox constructor; or read a preferences file such that it could be configured across different deployment environments.

#1

Updated by Thomas Saquet over 8 years ago

Hello,

Do you think this feature will be included in Wt in the next months ? It would be very usefull :)

Thank you in advance.

Regards,

Thomas

#2

Updated by Edwin Bentley over 7 years ago

Hi Guys,

Is this feature still in the roadmap?

It's something we could really do with having, just to make life easier for authenticating to internal mail servers like exchange.

Regards,

Edwin

#3

Updated by Wim Dumon over 7 years ago

We recommend that you install a 'smart host' mailer on localhost, that does the forwarding to the external mail server. Then you can use a mailer that support authentication, certificates, retransmissions, ... and all other nice features that you can expect from a full-featured mailer.

This seems to make more sense than to implement all exotic smtp features in Wt.

BR,

Wim.

#4

Updated by Torsten Schulz over 4 years ago

I think authentication isn't a "exotic feature". All smtp servers i know use it. So this would be a real helpful feature, and much better then the need of install of some exotic software like a smart host.

#5

Updated by Wim Dumon over 4 years ago

Torsten,

On unix at least, it's not uncommon to configure an smtp server on localhost that forwards mail to an SMTP server of your choice, so that the authentication problem is not a problem of each individual application, but so that it's solved on the host level.

What authentication method should Wt support? I'm not very familiar with the technical details.

Wikipedia lists a few: PLAIN, LOGIN, GSSAPI, DIGEST-MD5, MD5, CRAM-MD5

Would ESMTP + PLAIN be sufficient?

Wim.

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