POP3 security

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by will, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. will

    will Guest

    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.
     
    will, Jan 29, 2004
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  2. will

    XPD Guest

    "will" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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....
     
    XPD, Jan 29, 2004
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  3. will wrote:

    > 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?


    There is provision in most mail clients for a secure pop3 connection. Turn it
    on, and its largly a non-issue.
     
    Richard Malcolm-Smith, Jan 29, 2004
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