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Re: Secure pop?



> 
> On 10 Sep 99, at 11:59, Aaron Jackson wrote:
> > I'm in the processes of setting up a mail server (OpenBSD) for my office.
> > After I showed the people in charge how easy it is to get passwords, they
> > want to stay away from pop. However, they still want to use outlook express
> > and netscape to read their email.  Is there a way to make popd communicate
> > through a secure channel (or even imapd for that matter)?  I see some
> > commercial products have this capability, but it is a much easier sell if
> > the cost is low.  Thanks for any info.
> 
> Try setting up your pop clients and server to use APOP. It does not 
> send passwords in the clear. I am using it with an exim server and 
> pegasus clients. I think outlook can do APOP, but I'm not entirely 
> sure.

It can't.  The only way I know of is to port-forward 110 using ssh, 
but actually giving the user a password (in master.passwd) is bad 
news in my book :-( 

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