Outlook Express and STARTTLS

Robert Schetterer rs at sys4.de
Sun Nov 23 08:55:44 UTC 2014

Am 23.11.2014 um 03:17 schrieb Robert Moskowitz:
> On 11/22/2014 01:17 AM, Robert Schetterer wrote:
>> Am 21.11.2014 um 22:29 schrieb Reindl Harald:
>>> Am 21.11.2014 um 22:24 schrieb Robert Schetterer:
>>>> Am 21.11.2014 um 20:59 schrieb Robert Moskowitz:
>>>>> I have one user that uses Outlook Express.   Not only do I not use
>>>>> it, I
>>>>> don't have any systems here that can easily use it.  I bit of a
>>>>> challenge.
>>>>> I am strictly enforcing STARTTLS or TLS for SMTP/POP3/IMAP
>>>>> connections.
>>>>> SO far a google search has not shown me how to configure this for a
>>>>> user.  Anyone have a pointer to instructions so I can talk the person
>>>>> through the changes?
>>>> you shouldnt support outdated stuff
>>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlook_Express
>>>> Included with     Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP,
>>>> Windows
>>>> Server 2003
>>> the situation for Outlook (not OE) and TLS is not much better
>>> some versions support STARTTLS on SMTP but not for IMAP/POP3 and "you
>>> shouldnt support" is not that easy to do - if i could i would shut down
>>> so much outdated clients while i can't in case of business customers
>>> having other business companies as their customers
>> yes i know that problem, but outdated os may hacked anytime and then it
>> will not be a client/user problem only
> I have one user that I have to deal with this, and I will probably have
> them come over so I can 'fix' their notebook, and see what I might do. 
> Thing is this is a charity organization where we do things for them
> because.  So whatever old notebook they have, I have to support what it
> can do.

Its your policy, but if you have webmail, the user may use this, no need
to support outdated clients


Best Regards
MfG Robert Schetterer

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