[stunnel-users] How to distinguish stunnel definition between SMTP through SSL-TLS vs. STARTTLS?
bxstover at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Oct 26 10:08:00 CEST 2017
As yyou know there are two types of letting a local email client connect to remote secured SMTP server:
1.) through SSL-TLS
2.) through STARTTLS
How do I distinguish betwen these connection types in the stunnel.conf setup file?
In a previous post I was told to look at the "protocol" parameter.
Ok, if I specify
what does that mean: "Connect through SSL-TLS protocol" or "connect through STARTTLS protocol"?
It seems to me that I ALWAYS have to specify "protocol=smtp" for ALL smtp-server connects.
The stunnel documentation does not explain how to setup the *.conf file for each of the variants.
Is this done only by port number 465 vs 587?
That would mean there is a hidden configuration by convention!
What if the webhoster would set up a special mail server at port 8888?
More information about the stunnel-users