Re: Mail server and relays

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Jimchip, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. Jimchip

    Jimchip Guest

    On 22 Jul 2003 12:21:11 -0700, Ludwig77 wrote:
    > What does it mean to allow a mail server to relay e-mail?
    >
    > Is this when someone sets up their pop or smtp server to relay mail to
    > their clients (which I would understand that almost all pop and smtp
    > servers do) or does it mean that a server is passing on mail for a
    > third party (which I would call an open relay).
    >
    > I guess I'm confused on the distinction between a relay and open
    > relay....


    'Open' says that the relay will accept and pass on mail from any source.
    Your typical secure relay has some form of authentication required (not
    necessarily a password).

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    Jimchip, Jul 22, 2003
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