[Bug 490044] Re: Implement SMTP AUTH in Mailman 3

Patrick Ben Koetter p at state-of-mind.de
Tue Jan 4 01:01:48 CET 2011

I emphasized a few bits:

The SMTP server may require authentication.  Mailman supports setting the SMTP
user name and password.  The actual authentication mechanism used is
controlled by Python's `smtplib module`_, which tries the more secure `CRAM-MD5` first,
followed by the less secure mechanisms `PLAIN` and `LOGIN`.

When sending authentication data between Mailman and the MTA over an
unsecured network, the submission (mail) server should offer `CRAM-MD5`
as mechanism to have Python's `smtplib module` automatically choose the
more secure mechanism.

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