[K12OSN] squirrelmail

Dan Young dyoung at mesd.k12.or.us
Wed Aug 1 18:43:33 UTC 2007

On 8/1/07, Huck <dhuckaby at paasda.org> wrote:
> pretty sure it's a good idea to use the secure http eh? although not
> sure if it's necessary as it's using IMAP rather than POP3...so
> shouldn't be passing the passwds in cleartext. no?

HTTPS is good.

IMAP can send passwords in the clear, depending on the the SASL auth
method (PLAIN is... plain, CRAM-MD5/GSSAPI etc. are not)  (IMAPS or
IMAP TLS never does, even using PLAIN).

In this case, they would be going to localhost from localhost
(remember squirrelmail is the IMAP client here) as long as
squirrelmail is on your mail server.

Dan Young <dyoung at mesd.k12.or.us>
Multnomah ESD - Technology Services

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