pop3 through ssh tunneling



Hi,
I've been looking around the net about how to setup my e-mail client so it
can grab my e-mail from my provider securely. My provider use pop3 and i
just want to know how to encrypt the communication between my machine and
the pop3 server. I've been trying to forwarding the pop3 port to localhost
but it wouldnt works, it seems that the pop server doesnt have ssh server
installed.

Greets,

Andre
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