|Date: ||Tue, 21 Dec 1999 13:09:04 -0700|
|Reply-To: ||Jack Hamilton <JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Jack Hamilton <JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM>|
|Subject: ||Re: Communicating with SMTP via SOCKETs|
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"Tim CHURCHES" <TCHUR@DOH.HEALTH.NSW.GOV.AU> wrote:
>The Bad News is that for some inexplicable reason, the SMTP email method in SAS 6.12 insists on
>being able to log in to a POP3 server on the same host as the SMTP server. POP3 is a protocol
>for delivery, not sending email, and even though you only try to send email via SMTP, it just won't
>work unless SAS can log in to a POP3 server. Dont' ask me why, I don't know.
My guess is that it's a security measure - if you don't have a userid and password for the POP
server, you shouldn't be sending mail.
I would say that it's a case of SAS System Software (R) not minding its own business.
Development Manager, Technical Group
METRICS Department, First Health
West Sacramento, California USA