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Re: Earthlink and Swen

On Mon, Dec 08, 2003 at 04:44:18AM -0800, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Mon, Dec 08, 2003 at 05:40:16AM -0500, Kevin Mark (kmark+debian-user@pipeline.com) wrote:
> > On Sun, Dec 07, 2003 at 11:55:57PM -0800, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > > on Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 10:56:59PM -0800, Ross Boylan (RossBoylan@stanfordalumni.org) wrote:
> > > Perhaps their recently introduced virus filtering service:
> > > 
> > >     http://www.earthlink.net/myaccount/help/virusblocker/
> > Hi KMS,
> > Funny, I am a subscriber to this ISP and I didn't notice any email
> > announcements (but then I ususally just delete the isp mail site unseen). 
> > I'm sure
> > this recent additions was because I (and i'm sure others) were really
> > pissed at them during the swen 'flash flood' and sent quite a few
> > emails. I guess this is as 'responsive' as they get. Now if they only
> > get of their duff and get encrypted pop or the like!!! This would
> > decrease my spam further!
> Protocol APOP is supported.  Not that this is mentioned anywhere that
> I'm aware.  I just learned of this a few weeks ago.
> I'm not sure how encrypted POP would help you with regard to spam
> though....
IIRC, APOP only encrypts the login and the email message is sent in the clear.
with ssl or the like, my mail would not be sent in the clear and thus
could not be read and or harvested for email addresses or other info.

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