[Reportbug-maint] Bug#733885: reportbug: Encrypt SMTP connection with TLS as default

Sandro Tosi sandro.tosi at gmail.com
Wed Jan 1 20:26:07 UTC 2014

> The "safest bet" will only be the most-likely setting to work (in the
> 90s). But to stress that, nowerdays most of the mail servers (lets say
> T-Online for instance) do not even allow non-encrypted client
> connections any more.

In Italy that's not the case (f.e. Libero/Infostrada), and I'm sure in
several other countries where IPSes are not that enlightened.

> The second argument: "whats private about the mail?"
> The bug report mail itself is totally low priority in body and meta
> data. And TLS does not ensure that, since it is only transport securtiy.
> But I actually prefer to keep the login+credentials of my complete
> *mailbox* private when I report a bug (and tls ensures that).

that makes perfect sense, but only in the case you need to
authenticate to send mails, which is not always the case.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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