[stunnel-users] smtp and tls

Scott Gifford sgifford at suspectclass.com
Thu Oct 20 03:09:37 CEST 2005

Andy Cravens <acravens at uen.org> writes:

> Does stunnel support using TLS with SMTP?  My SMTP server requires TLS
> but my client does not support it.  Unfortunately, my SMTP server does
> not support SMTP over SSL so my only choice is to use TLS.  I've seen
> some old threads concerning a patch to stunnel 3.x to do TLS but I
> read it was not a good solution.  Does anybody have any information or
> opinions on this?

That's probably my patch; where did you read it wasn't a good
solution, and what were the reasons?

It looks like stunnel 4 can support STARTTLS for SMTP with the:

    protocol = smtp

option in the config file, though I haven't tried it that way myself.


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