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From Petite Abeille <petite_abei...@mac.com>
Subject Re: [EMAIL] Using Apache Commons Email and Google
Date Mon, 16 Nov 2009 22:09:59 GMT

On Nov 16, 2009, at 4:45 PM, Christopher Schultz wrote:

> STARTTLS-over-SMTP will give you better performance, because only the
> authentication is encrypted and not the entire SMTP conversation.

Hmm... are you sure? 

AFAIK, STARTTLS promotes a plain connection to an encrypted one, irrespectively of any authentication
mechanisms:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STARTTLS

Once a connection is upgraded, it stays encrypted. 

Perhaps you are referring to SASL, which deals with authentication?

One way or another, way too many acronyms :D

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