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Re: [SOGo] ANN: automx - automated mail account configuration

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  • From: Patrick Ben Koetter < >
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  • Subject: Re: [SOGo] ANN: automx - automated mail account configuration
  • Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 14:07:41 +0100

* Fabián Rodríguez
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> On 2012-03-01 03:08, Patrick Ben Koetter wrote:
> [...]> automx unifies two proprietary standards from Microsoft and
> Mozilla.
> I am curious why you are calling both autoconfiguration ways
> "proprietary". Can you clarify that ?
> I don't see anything proprietary about Thunderbird's autoconfig:

You are correct. I used the term the wrong way. I did not mean proprietary as
wikipedia defines it

"In telecommunications, a proprietary protocol is a communications
protocol owned by a single organization or individual.[1]"

or as most others (probably) understand it.

What I meant to say was "they don't use a common, standardized
mechanism/protocol" to do it, but each do their own thing.

> And I can't find references to Microsoft putting any
> restrictions/licensing on their autoconfiguration.
> This is important, specially in enterprise settings where such details
> blow up in an admin's face *after* prototyping/testing/implementation.

Both standards have been layed open and are well documented.

> Making this particularly clear on the site (automx's) would also help
> clear any confusion.
> Thanks for any further information.

I hope I've clarified it.


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