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Old 02-16-2004, 04:58 PM   #1
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noob question about pop/smtp and ssl

my isp doesn't support ssl. is there any other way i can protect my username/pass when i send or receive email from a client e.g. sylpheed-claws/mutt?

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Old 02-16-2004, 05:17 PM   #2
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Without ssl the answer is probably no. If you are worried about password security in an environment that lacks secure connections, I would suggest changing your password fairly often and using complex passwords (no dictionary words).

You could also use an e-mail server not associated with your ISP, maybe find one that allows ssl connections. Unless you are emailing your checking account numbers I wouldn't worry too much about it.
Old 02-16-2004, 05:20 PM   #3
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cheers Pcghost
Old 02-16-2004, 06:17 PM   #4
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Better yet, buy your own domain and host your own e-mail server (if you have broadband and they don't block ports 25 & 995).


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