What email encryption is actually in use?

Jeremey Barrett jeremey at rot26.com
Wed Oct 2 08:54:53 PDT 2002

Udhay Shankar N wrote:
| At 10:04 AM 10/2/02 -0500, Jeremey Barrett wrote:
|> Amusingly, virtually none of them support STARTLS on any other protocol.
|> :) IMAP and POP are almost all supported only on dedicated SSL ports
|> (IMAPS, POP3S). Argh.
| I use Eudora, as I'm very comfortable with it (so comfortable, in fact,
| that it's my primary reason for booting Windows at all.)
| The version I use, 5.1, *does* support STARTTLS for POP over both the
| regular port 110 as well as alternate ports, as well as user-defined
| ports. It needs some tweaking, but the capability exists.
| I don't know about IMAP, as I don't use IMAP to get my mail.

Yes, Eudora is the exception. It supports both STARTTLS and dedicated
SSL ports for all mail protocols (it even does SMTPS I think).

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