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Old 18th November 2008
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Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
I've never really understood the purpose of using IMAP/POP over SSL/TLS. For authentication, sure, but for the actual data transfer? What's the point? The messages travelled over plaintext SMTP between how many different SMTP servers, routers, and other networking gear? And are stored in plaintext on how many systems? And are stored on the ISP/destination server in plaintext for how long? Why encrypt the last connection only?
Why do you want to send message in the plain text? How about signed and encrypted message
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