[linux-elitists] Casual Encryption

Aaron T Porter atporter@primate.net
Fri Jul 12 17:26:16 PDT 2002


On Fri, Jul 12, 2002 at 06:26:39PM -0400, Joseph Barillari wrote:
> The last hop of POP or IMAP is usually encrypted, because last-mile
> intranets are most accessible and vulnerable to casual sniffing.

	There's absolutely no reason for that. Call your ISP and demand
IMAP-SSL or POP3s. Most MTA's support it these days, even Microsoft! I
moved all my users to IMAP-SSL back in December and I haven't had a single
complaint. Got people using Eudora, Mozilla, Pine, Evolution, Fetchmail
and Outlook.



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