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Re: anonymous mail from Netscape
Scott Schwartz <email@example.com>
> This isn't a netscape thing: anyone can always fill in whatever address
> they want. SMTP has no built in authentication mechanism, by design.
But there's draft-myers-smtp-auth-02.txt, which may someday matter.
A Revised Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts
Title : SMTP Service Extension for Authentication
Author(s) : J. Myers
Filename : draft-myers-smtp-auth-02.txt
Pages : 7
Date : 01/24/1996
This document defines an extension to the SMTP service whereby an SMTP
client may indicate an authentication mechanism to the server, perform an
authentication protocol exchange, and optionally negotiate a protection
mechanism for subsequent protocol interactions. This extension is a
profile of the Simple Authentication and Session Layer [SASL]. A mechanism
is also provided for a client to transfer envelope authentication of
Can't be used in the general case I assume, but if I can configure
procmail to know things about my regular correspondents, that's a long
way for me.