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Fri 12 Sep 2003
SMTP-AUTH actually works on Postfix on OS X
Category : Commentary/postfixsmtpauth.txt
We've finally got SMTP-AUTH working on Postfix on OS X. So it's really going to be exciting this move to Panther. We're going to have this first-class Unix system to work on that loses nothing to Linux.
It wasn't easy and I wanted to give up a few times. But I felt that this was going to be a key piece of technology, if the Mac is going to be accepted as a first-class computing platform for the enterprise. I can imagine corporate IT departments frowning on the use of a roving SMTP server enabled by either Sendmail or Postfix Enabler. They'll be pushing to have all mail sent out exclusively from the corporate server.
So we'll always want have this SMTP-AUTH option working when we need to. And this is just the start. Imagine being able to authenticate against an enterprise-wide LDAP server or against a MySQL database, or both. The tools on OS X just gets better and better.