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StuartMW
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reply to dave

Re: Beware Hotel WiFi

said by dave:

POP and SMTP *can* use secured connections but it's not mandatory in the protocol...

Yup. POP/SMTP are plain-text (including passwords) protocols. Many providers now allow it over SSL/TLS (encrypted) connections but some don't.

Most hotel/hotspot Wi-Fi is unencrypted so users using POP/SMTP over that show everything to anyone looking.
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