|reply to mlord |
Re: Start.ca: Authenticated SMTP for outgoing email?
said by mlord:Lack of SSL means anyone can read any Start.ca users' email on the same cable segment. Okay, that's not great, but commonplace.
I'm not happy with unencrypted passwords, though. That's simply not usable.
Worse though, MUCH worse, is lack of protection for the email account credentials (password). This means anyone can similarly then log in to Start.ca email as somebody else, and read/delete their emails, and send emails "from" that user. All without the user even knowing. That's bad, really bad.
Or am I missing something here?
actions · 2013-Jan-28 11:59 am · (locked)
said by mlord:You can use encrypted port 995 for POP3.
Worse though, MUCH worse, is lack of protection for the email account credentials (password).
actions · 2013-Jan-28 12:10 pm · (locked)
Isn't that the port with the expired certificate?
I thought I tried that already (failed). Will try again, maybe finger trouble.
actions · 2013-Jan-28 12:12 pm · (locked)
Yup, must have been user-error. It's working now,
with the expired security certificate from Start.ca.
actions · 2013-Jan-28 12:13 pm · (locked)