#783 ✓fixreleased
Bjoern A. Zeeb

Not IPv6 ready

Reported by Bjoern A. Zeeb | May 21st, 2014 @ 10:52 PM


the very first impression on trying to get to a mail server when importing the Mail.app profile things failed already.
It seemed the reason was that the server was IPv6-only (server only has an AAAA record/an IPv6 address). Had to close and forget MailMate for now :-(

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  • benny

    benny May 22nd, 2014 @ 12:15 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “accepted”

    Thanks for the feedback. As you might have guessed I've never tested MailMate with an IPv6-only mail server. MailMate uses OpenSSL and I believe this is the main reason it doesn't work now (after googling a bit). The plan is to switch to CFNetwork (Apple framework) and I assume this would also fix this issue. I'll update this ticket if there is any progress on that in case you want to retry MailMate in the future.

  • benny

    benny May 21st, 2015 @ 07:56 AM

    @Paul: Unfortunately there is no progress on this issue. The plan is still the same (switching to an Apple framework).

    (It's surprisingly rare that this issue comes up, but it's still a priority for me to fix it -- eventually.)

  • benny

    benny May 21st, 2015 @ 10:44 AM

    @Zeeb: The path of least resistance for me is probably CFNetwork (there is also an issue with proxy support.) The main reason I chose OpenSSL originally is that I generally prefer cross-platform code (just in case), but in this case I think this was a mistake — or I should at least have made it easier to replace the network interface.

  • benny

    benny March 25th, 2016 @ 06:24 AM

    @Zeeb: When it happens then it'll definitely be via the CFNetwork framework, but I haven't made any progress yet. Thanks for offering to help out.

  • benny

    benny April 21st, 2016 @ 10:17 AM

    @Zeeb: If you are still willing to test IPv6 support then send me an email (Help ▸ Send Feedback). I've been working on switching to CFNetwork.

  • benny

    benny May 11th, 2016 @ 06:21 PM

    @Christopher: I'll write you an email. I have a revision of MailMate which should work with IPv6.

  • benny

    benny May 21st, 2016 @ 07:42 AM

    • State changed from “accepted” to “fixcommitted”

    @Olaf: Thanks for the update.

  • benny

    benny September 15th, 2016 @ 03:57 PM

    • State changed from “fixcommitted” to “fixreleased”

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