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Reader Charles on 2014-08-13 at 14:25:

So am I right to understand that the DANE record would say "this SMTP server supports TLS" and therefore a client would not accept an unencrypted connection with this server even if the server responds it does not support TLS.

But the article says that "it's trivial for a properly-programmed client to protect against this downgrade attack". I presume the author wasn't referring to using DANE records (which as you point is not widely supported)?

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