Re: fetchmail and plain text password
- From: Roland Smith <rsmith@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 14:22:09 +0100
On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 08:03:53AM -0500, Robert Huff wrote:
Anton Shterenlikht writes:
> I'd be more worried that your password is sent as plaintext over
> the network using e.g. POP3. You should use the --ssl option if
> your mailserver allows it.
it looks like it doesn't allow ssl.
It is my understanding ISPs - at least those in the
U.S. oriented to the home user - rarely do, It's a non-trivial
amount of work to get working and then monitor for correct behavior
and possible breaches.
Agreed. Which is exactly why I like xs4all so much. :-) They do provide these
kinds of services.
But I would expect a university network (which I understand what the OP is
talking about) to offer something more sophisticated than plain POP3. I would
expect at least bSMTP. Bristol seems to have a computer science
department. That's at least a pool of warm bodies to train as sysadmins. :-P
[plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated]
pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
Description: PGP signature
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