[colug-432] GMail and Alpine

Angelo McComis angelo at mccomis.com
Fri Dec 23 13:50:39 EST 2011

This is perfectly normal.

Google standardized the 1e100.net domain name across all of their servers
and properties to make things simple (according to them at least)

iy-in-f108 is a hostname in the email complex... no one has ever seen how
to translate what iy-in-f108 means, but if you google it you'll see that it
really is a server belonging to them.

1e100 = scientific notation for 1 googol.

On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 12:47 PM, Joshua Kramer <joskra42.list at gmail.com>wrote:

> Howdy All,
> Is anyone using Alpine with GMail?  I've set it up so that I can read my
> gmail via ssh.  However, when I went to send an e-mail, some server asks
> for authentciation:
> iy-in-f108.1e100.net
> I'm sure that Google probably uses localized SMTP servers, but I'm wary of
> providing my credentials to some strange server somewhere.  Has anyone else
> encountered this?
> Thanks!
> -JK
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