[lug] Pop3 & Imap Over SSL

George Sexton gsexton at mhsoftware.com
Thu Dec 14 11:27:53 MST 2000

I thought I would share a discovery I made this weekend. RedHat 7.0 supports
pop3 and imap over SSL.

The steps to enable it are:

edit ipop3s in /etc/xinetd.d and set Disable=No
repeat for imaps

change to the /usr/share/ssl/certs directory and type:

make ipop3d.pem

Answer the prompts

make imapd.pem

answer the prompts.


/etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd restart

You now can do POP3 over SSL and IMAP over SSL. Finally, I can set up pop3
accounts and not worry about the passwords being sniffed.

George Sexton
MH Software, Inc.
Voice: 303 438 9585

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