[Dovecot] May Dovecot help in users education

Alexandre Chapellon a.chapellon at horoa.net
Wed Aug 17 17:49:49 EEST 2011

Le 17/08/2011 16:35, Eric Shubert a écrit :
> 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 configuration.
I didn't think about that.... It's quite basic but i like that.


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