[Trisquel-users] lavabit and evolution email

mampir at lavabit.com mampir at lavabit.com
Thu Feb 14 20:55:19 CET 2013


There is a standard procedure how most email hosting services work.

You send email via SMTP through port 587. For encrypted connection you use  
STARTTLS. Sometimes you can use port 25, but that's non-standard for  
submitting mails. Also, you can use port 465 for encrypted connection without  
STARTTLS, but that's non-standard.

For receiving email you use POP or IMAP. People prefer one or the other. POP  
is more simple, IMAP is more advanced.

For POP you use port 110, STARTTLS for encryption. Alternatively, you use  
port 995 for encrypted connection without STARTTLS, which is also standard  
and a matter of choice.

For IMAP you use port 143, STARTTLS for encryption. Or 993 for encryption  
without STARTTLS, which is also standard.


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