[lug] ssl for imap and pop

Hugh Brown hugh at vecna.com
Sat Mar 3 12:48:01 MST 2001

It would seem to have nothing to do with pop.  I have a secure pop running
and I get a server not responding (nothing is running on 110), which makes
me think that it isn't trying the right port.  The secure imap for netscape
worked fine.


"D. Stimits"
> 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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