[clug] postfix with smarthost using TLS/Authentication

Martin Pool mbp at sourcefrog.net
Sun Feb 19 22:14:50 GMT 2006

On Wed, 2006-02-01 at 22:56 +1100, David Collett wrote:
> Hi all,
> I use postfix on my ubuntu laptop to send mail to a
> smarthost/relayhost. The relayhost is my ISP's SMTP server.
> Mail is collected from the ISP pops server using fetchmail, 
> and mutt is my MUA. This is a nice setup which I've been using 
> for a while.
> I recently changed ISP's to internode and noticed that they have a
> secure SMTP server (securemail.internode.on.net) which uses "SSL and
> authentication". This allows you to connect to it securely, and from 
> anywhere (think wireless hotspots, hotels etc).
> Does anyone know how to setup postfix to talk to this server? I have
> tried a few things based on the postfix TLS and SASL documentation
> without success. My postfix just connects (3way handshake) then sits
> there doing nothing till it times out. I assume that what the internode
> server does (smtps, port 465) is not the same as the full TLS stuff 
> described in the postfix doco.

This sounds like a pretty normal sasl/tls setup.  There's an FAQ by Adam
Shostack (iirc) that should get you going.  

Try setting smtp_tls_loglevel = 4 and see what it says.


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