serving pop3

Kenneth Porter shiva at
Sun Jul 18 16:48:04 UTC 2004

--On Sunday, July 18, 2004 11:18 AM -0500 Mike Kercher <mike at> 

> As secure as pop3 can be.  Of course, passwords are sent in clear text,
> but you will have this regardless of the pop3 daemon you run.

UW-IMAP knows how to do APOP, which sends the password encrypted. The 
Dovecot author is adding this feature. Not all clients know how to send the 
APOP command, though.

You can also use secure POP3 (over SSL). Most clients can do this, or you 
can use a SSL tunnel as a helper app.

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