Opened 3 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#24984 closed defect (fixed)

Torbirdy changes SMTP security setting from STARTTLS to SSL/TLS

Reported by: markr Owned by: sukhbir
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/TorBirdy Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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If I set up an SMTP server in thunderbird to use STARTTLS, it works fine until I install torbirdy (0.2.3) at which point the setting is changed to SSL/TLS. If I manually change it back to STARTTLS it works fine, until I disable and re-enable torbirdy, which causes the server security setting to switch back to SSL/TLS again.

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comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by sukhbir

Yes, that's expected behaviour because on re-enabling TorBirdy, it sets secure defaults for all existing mail servers in case they have been configured incorrectly. While I agree that we can be "smart" about it, for now it just upgrades all settings to the secure defaults, which in this case is SSL/TLS. Does your server not support SSL/TLS? Using that is probably the easiest (and perhaps the only for now) solution to this problem.

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by sukhbir

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

I am marking this as closed for the reasons in comment:1; feel free to reopen if you disagree.

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