[Dovecot] May Dovecot help in users education

Eric Shubert ejs at shubes.net
Wed Aug 17 17:35:06 EEST 2011

On 08/17/2011 07:24 AM, Alexandre Chapellon wrote:
> Le 17/08/2011 16:05, Laurent CARON a écrit :
>> On 17/08/2011 16:00, Alexandre Chapellon wrote:
>>> Is there any way to achieve this with dovecot? Does anybody have another
>>> idea smoothly force used to switch to TLS?
>> Hi,
>> Maybe by sending them an email with a deadline for the end of clear
>> text auth support ?
>> If they don't amend their setup they'll be unable to retrieve their
>> emails.
> :)... already tried this in the past and it just don't work... 80% of
> users never apply changes and prefer getting very angry and call the
> support. Which is exactly what I want to avoid.
>> Should you want to go the "nicer" way, you could throttle bandwidth to
>> port 110/143 provided you use those for insecure connections.
> This sounds better and I though tc could help going that way, but there
> is nothing informative in going this way. I know what I ask for seems
> crappy and probably is out of the scope of what dovecot is supposed to
> do, but this would be temporary and I wanna make sure it is not possible
> before digging somewhere else.
> Thanks

I think I would write a script that would glean such accounts from the 
dovecot log, then send them a message every day instructing them how to 
turn on TLS in order to quit getting this message. A support line to 
call for help would be nice for those who have difficulty changing their 

-Eric 'shubes'

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