Re: Pop or Imap?
On Fri, 7 Dec 2001 08:13, Tim Uckun wrote:
> I am concerned about pop passwords being transmitted plaintext. Does imap
> encrypt passwords? if not does any protocol exists which does.
Both POP and IMAP have extensions to allow minimal security for the password
(but still allow plain-text transfer of the messages).
Also both POP and IMAP have TLS extensions that allow a client to request SSL
mode after connecting, and there are separate ports defined for POP and IMAP
servers that only do SSL.
The courier-pop-ssl and courier-imap-ssl packages do this well.
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