Is there any email with SSL login via POP3/IMAP?

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  1. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    Hi, I am looking for an email, paid or free, to be used with my internet bank, which would allow SSL login via POP3 or IMAP, so no txt password sending, I would like to use it in Windows Live Mail client. So far I have found only Hushmail, but that is too much overlap for 25$, since noone is going to send me encrypted or certificated emails. Bluebottle is OK for 10$, but it uses webmail SSL login only, Hotmail uses POP3 SSL login, but its password is stored as a clear text in PC.

    So if you know any safe email services, please let me know as soon as possible. Thanks.
    BTW, you are welcomed to sugest an email client, which encrypts passwords unlike WLM.
    I just do not want to type a password every time, to prevent it being caught by a keylogger.
     
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    Have you tried Yahoo or FastMail?
     
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    Thanks for sugestions, but I was wrong at the beginning, though I am still not sure.

    What does it mean, when incoming and outgoing servers require SSL connection (screen)?
    Does "Logon using clear text authentification (screen)" mean, that password is send like a txt?
     
  5. WSFuser

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    1. It means that when your email client connects to the POP3/SMTP server, it uses a secure SSL connection.

    2. Im not sure but I did find this definition:
    I also found a different definition that says it uses a 128-bit key, so Im not sure.
     
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    So username and password are being send as a clear text, but via SSL, so they are encrypted after all?
    Hmm, SSL login via webmail is also a clear text send via SSL, so it makes sense, but I would like to be sure.

    Well, I found this: Disabling Clear Text Authentication for POP3 Also Disables SSL Clear Text Authentication.
    As far as I have tried out, safe-mail.net uses SSL login, but also uses Clear Text Auth, so I guess, that is OK.

    Oh boy, I just want my password to be safe and all those confusing settings are already given me a headache. [​IMG]
     
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