Re: [apps-discuss] Mail client configuration via something, maybe WebFinger

Arnt Gulbrandsen <arnt@gulbrandsen.priv.no> Wed, 10 February 2016 09:12 UTC

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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] Mail client configuration via something, maybe WebFinger
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John Levine writes:
> First I'd like to understand why mail clients don't implement RFC
> 6186.

a) Client support for SRV is oddly poor, to the point where I've seen XMPP 
clients not do SRV lookups. b) There's another way that achieves better 
results for comparable effort (accessing a mozilla-maintained database). c) 
... I'm sure there's more.



Arnt