Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of Documentation/Configuration


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Oct 16, 2012 9:04:00 PM (18 months ago)
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    4646  Example: John Doe 
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     48== TCP/IP == 
     49Here you can enter the information needed to actually send email, as well as define additional POP3 accounts. 
     50 
     51=== Send mail (SMTP) === 
     52Apart from the primary SMTP server already defined in the First steps section, you can set up an unlimited number of SMTP servers here; the names appear in the list on the left and clicking on a name brings up the relevant details 
     53on the right. Note that these accounts can be for the same user on a different server, or a different user on the same server. Either way, you can check for new mail with a single mouse click. Click on [New] to insert the data required for a new e-mail account. With [Delete] you can delete accounts. 
     54 
     55`Server` 
     56  The Internet address of the system you're sending your mail to. This server, which usually is a computer of your ISP (Internet Service Provider), must be capable of processing the SMTP protocol. 
     57 
     58  Example: mail.example.com 
     59 
     60`Port` 
     61  The port number of the SMTP service. The standard port is 25 for plain SMTP. In case of using SSL/TLS connections this port may also be 576 or 456. 
     62 
     63  Example: 25 
     64 
     65`SMTP server allows 8bit` 
     66  Originally only the US-ASCII character set was allowed for use in e-mail, which meant that users were forced to use vowels (e.g., they had to use 'ae' instead of 'ä').  The reason for that was that many servers only processed the first 7 bits and simply cut off the 8th bit, crippling the e-mail while doing so. This problem was solved by introducing the MIME quoted-printable standard, which converts all 'unauthorized' characters to 7 bit before transfer and reconverts them to the original characters on delivery.  Modern mail servers don't have problems with non-US-ASCII characters any more, so messages do not necessarily have to be converted.  If you are absolutely sure that your server supports 8 bit transfers, you can switch this option on and save a few bits when transferring e-mails. The best way to find out if your mail server supports this is to write a message to yourself containing modified vowels and see what happens. 
     67 
     68  Example: Yes 
     69 
     70`Use SMTP AUTH` 
     71  Enable this if you want to use SMTP Authentication, whereby YAM will request your mail server to use an extra authentication layer as documented in RFC 2554. You will need to fill in another couple of UserID/Password fields in this case. If your SMTP server does not support SMTP AUTH, you will receive an error message when trying to send email. Ask your ISP if in doubt.  
     72 
     73  Example: No 
     74 
     75`Use SMTP TLSv1/SSLv3` 
     76  Enable this if your SMTP server supports TLSv1/SSLv3 secure connections. If enabled, YAM will connect via the AmiSSL library with the SMTP server and encrypts every transfer. 
     77 
     78  Example: No