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will
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      01-29-2004
hi,

is POP3 very secure? it seems to be sending logins in plain text via
email clients or on (most) webmail services, what are the chances of
someone capturing those info?

cheers,

will.
 
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      01-29-2004

"will" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> hi,
>
> is POP3 very secure? it seems to be sending logins in plain text via
> email clients or on (most) webmail services, what are the chances of
> someone capturing those info?


That it does..... if someone really wanted to, then yeah they could
probably grab your packets with a sniffer and find the password..hell, Ive
done it on my own LAN
Does anyone really bother these days ? No, dont think so....


 
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Richard Malcolm-Smith
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      01-29-2004
will wrote:

> hi,
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> is POP3 very secure? it seems to be sending logins in plain text via
> email clients or on (most) webmail services, what are the chances of
> someone capturing those info?


There is provision in most mail clients for a secure pop3 connection. Turn it
on, and its largly a non-issue.

 
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