[Dovecot] Sending email with IMAP instead of SMTP?
marc at perkel.com
Tue Aug 16 20:43:46 EEST 2005
Andrew Hutchings wrote:
>On Tue, 2005-08-16 at 10:30 -0700, Kenneth Porter wrote:
>Would it really be all that useful though? I can't see it making
>dovecot 1.0 at least. SMTP is standard for mail relaying for a very
This is all just theoretical. The idea isn't to eliminate SMTP. Servers
would still talk SMTP to each other. The advantage is that when you
configure a client you would only have to configure the IMAP. It
wouldn't require an additional step for setting up outgoing email. And
on the server end you wouldn't have to set up SMTP authentication
because the IMAP would already do that for you. IMAP would act as a
transport to get the outgoing mail from the client to the SMTP server.
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