[lug] ssl for imap and pop

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Sat Mar 3 12:35:33 MST 2001

Hugh Brown wrote:
> Does anyone know of a client that supports secure pop/pop over ssl?
> Also, when I read documentation, I always read about how it's a bad
> thing to self sign a certificate.  Why is that?
> Hugh

Netscape, under preferences, Mail & Newsgroups, Mail Servers, has an
option to use SSL. My ISP doesn't support it, so I don't know if this is
for pop only, or imap, or both. It also calls it "for outgoing
messages", so I guess this means contents of incoming can be sniffed
(this would, however, still hide passwords).

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