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ControlSuite: Does Equitrac 6 support implicit or explicit connections with TLS?

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Question: 

Does ControlSuite 1.x/Equitrac 6.x  support implicit or explicit connections with TLS?

Answer: 

The SmtpClient class only supports the SMTP Service Extension for Secure SMTP over Transport Layer Security as defined in RFC 3207. In this mode, the SMTP session begins on an unencrypted channel, then a STARTTLS command is issued by the client to the server to switch to secure communication using SSL. See RFC 3207 published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) for more information.

An alternate connection method is where an SSL session is established up front before any protocol commands are sent. This connection method is sometimes called SMTP/SSL, SMTP over SSL, or SMTPS and by default uses port 465. This alternate connection method using SSL is not currently supported.

It supports only explicit TLS connections with SMTP: starting with an unencrypted channel, then issuing the STARTTLS command to secure the channel.

 

Applies to:  

Product Version
Equitrac 6.x
ControlSuite 1.x

 

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