On 17/12/2019 00:25, Tom Schaefer NY4I wrote:
I have read the whole thread, but I was only commenting on the message where you tried authentication and showed the network traffic. The server is clearly requiring authentication as it replied to an EHLO wakeup with the following:
250-<server name removed by NY4I> Hello [192.168.1.220] (.220 is the client)
It expects LOGIN type authentication and the CDOsys object in SpotCollector has correctly replied to that by passing the user name and password when requested in plain text i.e. Base64 encoded. Your server has denied access, assumedly because user test with password test does not exist!