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Re: POP3 password in plaintext?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: POP3 password in plaintext?
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:23:39 -0400

[[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
[[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
[[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]

    There's not much users can do.
    In most cases their mailboxes are on heavily defended, trusted systems
    (from the users' point of view, I know you worry about the reliability
    of the administrators), so the normal approach to this problem is to
    use TLS to protect the channel from snooping.

These points seem to conflict.  First, there is no protection.
Second, there is protection: use TLS for this communication.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
www.fsf.org  www.gnu.org
Skype: No way! That's nonfree (freedom-denying) software.
  Use Ekiga or an ordinary phone call.

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