[CS-FSLUG] Why Don't ISPs Offer Secure POP Connections?

Timothy Butler tbutler at ofb.biz
Sat Aug 25 09:22:51 CDT 2012

One good thing is that I think many (most?) people have moved to IMAP or Exchange as part of the transition to a smartphone using world. POP3 doesn't work very well with smartphones...


On Aug 21, 2012, at 7:35 AM, Don Parris <parrisdc at gmail.com> wrote:

> David, Gmail is secure in the sense that you have an encrypted connection when you use it.  The point of my blog post is that many people connect to their ISP's POP server by sending their password *unencrypted* across the Internet - plain text for anyone to see.  Privacy is a separate issue, even if a bit intertwined.

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