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SMTP configuration could be simpler

A.L.E.C
It looks that SMTP connection configuration in Roundcube is not as
simple as it could be. Can we make it more straightforward?

I propose to:

1. Remove smtp_user and smtp_pass options and act as they would be set
to %u and %p accordingly. Their modification could still be possible via
plugin API.

2. Set the default smtp_port to 587.

What do you think?

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Re: SMTP configuration could be simpler

Glen Eustace

On 2/09/2017, at 2:21 AM, A.L.E.C <[hidden email]> wrote:

It looks that SMTP connection configuration in Roundcube is not as
simple as it could be. Can we make it more straightforward?

I propose to:

1. Remove smtp_user and smtp_pass options and act as they would be set
to %u and %p accordingly. Their modification could still be possible via
plugin API.

2. Set the default smtp_port to 587.

What do you think?


I would prefer this not to be changed. Personally I did not find setting a few options in the config file to be complicated.

If you want to add %u and %p as a default, don’t remove the option for an admin to override and set a global user/password.



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Re: SMTP configuration could be simpler

Zhang Huangbin-3

> On 2/09/2017, at 2:21 AM, A.L.E.C <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> It looks that SMTP connection configuration in Roundcube is not as
> simple as it could be. Can we make it more straightforward?
>
> I propose to:
>
> 1. Remove smtp_user and smtp_pass options and act as they would be set
> to %u and %p accordingly. Their modification could still be possible via
> plugin API.
>
> 2. Set the default smtp_port to 587.

I prefer not to change current smtp connection configurations, it’s flexible
and already simple enough.

For newly built mail servers, SMTP auth (with end user’s user/pass) and
secure connection are required, but there’re few companies which have
to use a hard-coded smtp user/pass for all outgoing emails (historical reason).

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Re: SMTP configuration could be simpler

Thomas Bruederli-2
In reply to this post by A.L.E.C
On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 4:21 PM, A.L.E.C <[hidden email]> wrote:

> It looks that SMTP connection configuration in Roundcube is not as
> simple as it could be. Can we make it more straightforward?
>
> I propose to:
>
> 1. Remove smtp_user and smtp_pass options and act as they would be set
> to %u and %p accordingly. Their modification could still be possible via
> plugin API.
>
> 2. Set the default smtp_port to 587.

Making these values the default: yes. Removing them: no.

~Thomas
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