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RoadRunner Email SSL/TLS STARTTLS Encryption does not show up in email header.

TxFLSTCTxFLSTC Posts: 3
edited August 21 in Internet 2019 Archive Oct 21, 2019

So I have my city.rr.com email setup in Thunderbird as;

in: POP3   mail.twc.com   Port 995  SSL/TLS

Out: SMTP  mail.twc.com  Port 587  STARTTLS

And email comes & goes just fine.

However examination of the email headers show NO MENTION

of STARTTLS or TLS, or ESMTPSA.  Emails from other providers do.

In addition, use of CHECKTLS,  a 3rd party .com to check security,

passes just fine for ALL that I tried, ~7,  EXCEPT  RR.

So either:

1) RR just does not document the use of TLS, or

2) It is not working, or

3) I am missing something.

BTW CheckTLS does not send an email, so you can use    [email protected]

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Comments

  • James_MJames_M Posts: 2,243 ADMIN
    Oct 22, 2019

    Does this issue only happen in Thunderbird, or can you replicate the issue in another email client?

  • TxFLSTCTxFLSTC Posts: 3
    Oct 25, 2019

    A friend of mine sent me email using Mozilla 5.0 & Thunderbird  80.9.0 & a gmail address, ESMTPSA & TLS 1.2 on first hop,  no mention of either thereafter.  I was hoping that someone else using roadrunner could check their email header ?

  • EddieAEddieA Posts: 93 ✭✭✭✭
    Oct 25, 2019

    It appears to support TLS via both port 587 and 25:

     

    [[email protected] ~]# telnet mail.twc.com 587
    Trying 107.14.73.68...
    Connected to mail.twc.com.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    220 Welcome to Road Runner. WARNING: *** FOR AUTHORIZED USE ONLY! ***
    ehlo bogolinux.net
    250-dnvrco-cmomta03 hello [23.243.28.100], pleased to meet you
    250-HELP
    250-AUTH LOGIN PLAIN
    250-SIZE 30000000
    250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES
    250-8BITMIME
    250-STARTTLS
    250 OK
    ^]
    telnet> quit
    Connection closed.
    [[email protected] ~]# telnet mail.twc.com 25
    Trying 107.14.73.68...
    Connected to mail.twc.com.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    220 dnvrco-cmomta01 cmsmtp 220 Welcome to Road Runner (WLIP)
    ehlo bogolinux.net
    250-dnvrco-cmomta01 hello [23.243.28.100], pleased to meet you
    250-HELP
    250-AUTH LOGIN PLAIN
    250-SIZE 30000000
    250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES
    250-8BITMIME
    250-STARTTLS
    250 OK
    ^]
    telnet> quit
    Connection closed.
    [[email protected] ~]#

     

    Cheers.

  • TxFLSTCTxFLSTC Posts: 3
    Oct 26, 2019

    Thank You very much for the reply & help, I am working on it.

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