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Re: smtp 587 always fails to send email

From: Adam Sjøgren
Subject: Re: smtp 587 always fails to send email
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:03:06 +0200
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Alice writes:

> `starttls works on port 587;

Yup, because 587 is 'submission', which does not traditionally mean
TLS/SSL, while:

> `ssl works on port 465.

Is 'smtps', which is SMTP over TLS/SSL.

  Best regards,


 "[It] was a rapsidie of faigned and ill-invented             Adam Sjøgren
  nonsense, patched up partly of the morall doctrine of
  philosophers, and pairtly of poeticall fictions and
  extravagant chimeras."

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