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Forcing SMTP authentication in cPanel

By default cPanel / WHM requires POP before SMTP authentication. With this authentication, if a user is authenticated via POP3, then they are allowed to send e-mail for a period of up to 30 minutes without being prompted for SMTP authentication. If a user is authenticated via POP3 before SMTP attempt, which prompted for SMTP authentication.

To force authenticate via SMTP by default, simply run the command as root via SSH:

/ Usr / local / cpanel / bin / tailwatchd-disable = Cpanel:: TailWatch: Antirelayd

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