About roaming authentication email services
A roaming authentication service enables your site users
to access their domainís mail server from anywhere outside the network.
You need to have a roaming authentication service if:
You have roaming
customers and want your mail server to be accessible to them while on
You want to restrict
access to authentic users so that your mail server is not vulnerable to
You can opt for any of the following roaming authentication
If you are using Poprelay, users only need to check their
mails once in order to use their domain mail server to relay messages.
If you are using SMTP_AUTH, you need to configure your email client to
send your user name and password for authentication each time you want
to connect to your domain mail server. SMTP_AUTH is a more secure authentication
service than Poprelay.
You can select the appropriate authentication service when you configure
your mail client. By default, Poprelay is enabled by the control panel.
To use SMTP_AUTH, you must select the SMTP_AUTH tag (this will depend
on the mail client you are using) and provide the authentication user
name and password.
For information on how to configure your mail client, see
the program's documentation.
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Published April 16, 2004