[lug] ssl for imap and pop

rm at mamma.varadinet.de rm at mamma.varadinet.de
Sun Mar 4 12:19:14 MST 2001

On Sun, Mar 04, 2001 at 12:04:45PM -0700, Kirk Rafferty wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 03, 2001 at 01:57:46PM -0500, Hugh Brown wrote:
> > Does anyone know of a client that supports secure pop/pop over ssl?
> This is just my $0.02, but secure email retrieval on the internet isn't
> too useful (yet).  Unless the email was sent to you over a secure network,
> or was sent via a secure protocol such as SSL, the email you're pulling
> from your ISP through a secure connection has been sent in plain text to
> your ISP's mailserver through who knows how many different networks.  If the
> email was sent in plain text, as opposed to GPG or PGP encrypted, it's
> already been potentially compromised.

Yes, but at least your POP password won't be sent in cleartext.
iFor content PGP or GPG is much more usefull.


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