[Spambayes] can ssl accounts be proxied?

Tony Meyer tameyer at ihug.co.nz
Thu May 19 00:24:54 CEST 2005

> I'm running the sb_proxy in Linux for kmail. I just set up a 
> gmail account that I'd like to get via pop3. It uses ssl over
> port 995 to get and port 465 to send - is there a way to configure
> the proxy server to do ssl over these ports for that account? 

1.1 has some SSL support (basically you can have an SSL connection between
sb_server and the POP3 server, but not between sb_server and the mail
client).  I'd like to get both working, but the remaining bit requires
acting as a SSL server, which is a lot of work, unfortunately - and at least
the sb_server-mail client connection is likely to be limited to one machine.

However, 1.1a1 has a bug with sb_server that makes it very memory
inefficient, so I can't really recommend that.  If running from CVS is
feasible, then that would be an option.

Alternatively, you can use a tool like stunnel to do essentially the same
thing.  Another SpamBayes user wrote up a handy guide explaining how to do
this (I'm sure you can translate the Eudora stuff for kmail):



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