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Re: POP3 password in plaintext?

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: POP3 password in plaintext?
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:31:36 -0400
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On Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:46:55 +0900 "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> 

SJT> I suppose you could add a "nanny mode" to Emacs POP clients to tell
SJT> the users that they're using an insecure channel if they POP3 to port
SJT> 110 instead of 995 (the latter is the IANA-registered port for POP3
SJT> over TLS).

I can't think of a place to put it (maybe the modeline?), but an
indicator that 4 secure connections and 3 insecure connections are open
would certainly be nice.  The user can then judge the situations
themselves and even catch unexpected connections.


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