On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 08:48:02PM +0000, Rob MacGregor wrote:
Note that protecting the traffic with SSL is pointless unless the
entire transit, from sender to recipient, is similarly protected, and
the data is encrypted when it's sat on the IMAP/POP server(s).
Not necessarily. SSL is also useful to protect passwords if those are
used to prevent unauthorized users from sending mail. I use SSL on my
mail server for authentication; that is, clients must have a recognized,
signed certificate to send mail through the server.