09-17-2009 05:30 PM - edited 09-17-2009 05:32 PM
Login in with credentials (login name and password) in clear text (POP3) or even base64 encoded (SMTP) is not secure.
Yup, that's right, every time your POP3 client checks for new mail you are sending your user name and password over the network and/or internet in clear plain readable text.
Sending email via your SMTP client is not much better. Probably base64 encoded which is quick and easy to decode to plain readable text.
Verizon, Please provide us with SMTPS and POP3S capability.
Comast, I hear/read have done this for years. Why not Verizon?
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