Secure Email While traveling
dalen at czexan.net
Thu Oct 21 18:35:05 UTC 2004
John Garmany wrote:
> I am looking at ways to both send and retrieve email while traveling.
> Since I use hotel internet connections and public wireless connection, I
> am looking at a way to secure the connection. My traveling laptop is
> My idea is this.
> 1. Connect using ssh to the Linux server with a couple of tunnels from
> local ports to the mail ports. (25 Sendmail, 143 IMAP, 110 POP3)
> 2. Point my email programs (Outlook for work, Thunderbird for
> personnel) to the local ports connected to the tunnel
> 3. Send and recieve mail.
As others have mentioned, this works well. I use this method to check
my home mail while at work. Another idea is to setup secure
smtp/imap/pop (ports 465/995/993). This can be accomplished with SME
server and the contrib at http://www.pagefault.org/howto/securemail.shtml
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