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Add warning to mailer documentation about authentication (#11563)

* Add warning to mailer documentation about authentication

References #7966

Signed-off-by: Andrew Thornton <art27@cantab.net>

* As per @guillep2k and @mrsdizzie

* as per @mrsdizzie

Signed-off-by: Andrew Thornton <art27@cantab.net>

Co-authored-by: guillep2k <18600385+guillep2k@users.noreply.github.com>
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  1. 7
      custom/conf/app.ini.sample
  2. 6
      docs/content/doc/advanced/config-cheat-sheet.en-us.md
  3. 6
      docs/content/doc/usage/email-setup.en-us.md

7
custom/conf/app.ini.sample

@ -627,7 +627,8 @@ SUBJECT_PREFIX =
; Mail server
; Gmail: smtp.gmail.com:587
; QQ: smtp.qq.com:465
; Note, if the port ends with "465", SMTPS will be used. Using STARTTLS on port 587 is recommended per RFC 6409. If the server supports STARTTLS it will always be used.
; Using STARTTLS on port 587 is recommended per RFC 6409.
; Note, if the port ends with "465", SMTPS will be used.
HOST =
; Disable HELO operation when hostnames are different.
DISABLE_HELO =
@ -639,11 +640,13 @@ SKIP_VERIFY =
USE_CERTIFICATE = false
CERT_FILE = custom/mailer/cert.pem
KEY_FILE = custom/mailer/key.pem
; Should SMTP connection use TLS
; Should SMTP connect with TLS, (if port ends with 465 TLS will always be used.)
; If this is false but STARTTLS is supported the connection will be upgraded to TLS opportunistically.
IS_TLS_ENABLED = false
; Mail from address, RFC 5322. This can be just an email address, or the `"Name" <email@example.com>` format
FROM =
; Mailer user name and password
; Please Note: Authentication is only supported when the SMTP server communication is encrypted with TLS (this can be via STARTTLS) or `HOST=localhost`.
USER =
; Use PASSWD = `your password` for quoting if you use special characters in the password.
PASSWD =

6
docs/content/doc/advanced/config-cheat-sheet.en-us.md

@ -397,10 +397,15 @@ set name for unique queues. Individual queues will default to
- `DISABLE_HELO`: **\<empty\>**: Disable HELO operation.
- `HELO_HOSTNAME`: **\<empty\>**: Custom hostname for HELO operation.
- `HOST`: **\<empty\>**: SMTP mail host address and port (example: smtp.gitea.io:587).
- Using opportunistic TLS via STARTTLS on port 587 is recommended per RFC 6409.
- `IS_TLS_ENABLED` : **false** : Forcibly use TLS to connect even if not on a default SMTPS port.
- Note, if the port ends with `465` SMTPS/SMTP over TLS will be used despite this setting.
- Otherwise if `IS_TLS_ENABLED=false` and the server supports `STARTTLS` this will be used. Thus if `STARTTLS` is preferred you should set `IS_TLS_ENABLED=false`.
- `FROM`: **\<empty\>**: Mail from address, RFC 5322. This can be just an email address, or
the "Name" \<email@example.com\> format.
- `USER`: **\<empty\>**: Username of mailing user (usually the sender's e-mail address).
- `PASSWD`: **\<empty\>**: Password of mailing user. Use \`your password\` for quoting if you use special characters in the password.
- Please note: authentication is only supported when the SMTP server communication is encrypted with TLS (this can be via `STARTTLS`) or `HOST=localhost`. See [Email Setup]({{< relref "doc/usage/email-setup.en-us.md" >}}) for more information.
- `SKIP_VERIFY`: **\<empty\>**: Do not verify the self-signed certificates.
- **Note:** Gitea only supports SMTP with STARTTLS.
- `SUBJECT_PREFIX`: **\<empty\>**: Prefix to be placed before e-mail subject lines.
@ -415,7 +420,6 @@ set name for unique queues. Individual queues will default to
- `SENDMAIL_PATH`: **sendmail**: The location of sendmail on the operating system (can be
command or full path).
- `SENDMAIL_TIMEOUT`: **5m**: default timeout for sending email through sendmail
- ``IS_TLS_ENABLED`` : **false** : Decide if SMTP connections should use TLS.
## Cache (`cache`)

6
docs/content/doc/usage/email-setup.en-us.md

@ -46,6 +46,12 @@ PASSWD = `password`
For the full list of options check the [Config Cheat Sheet]({{< relref "doc/advanced/config-cheat-sheet.en-us.md" >}})
- Please note: authentication is only supported when the SMTP server communication is encrypted with TLS or `HOST=localhost`. TLS encryption can be through:
- Via the server supporting TLS through STARTTLS - usually provided on port 587. (Also known as Opportunistic TLS.)
- SMTPS connection (SMTP over transport layer security) via the default port 465.
- Forced SMTPS connection with `IS_TLS_ENABLED=true`. (These are both known as Implicit TLS.)
- This is due to protections imposed by the Go internal libraries against STRIPTLS attacks.
### Gmail
The following configuration should work with GMail's SMTP server:

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