Re: POP3 risk over the internet

From: Lars M. Hansen (badnews@hansenonline.net)
Date: 12/15/01


From: Lars M. Hansen <badnews@hansenonline.net>
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2001 17:10:06 GMT

On Sat, 15 Dec 2001 16:40:31 GMT, wildernesscanoe spoketh

>I want to allow POP3 connectivity from the internet to my microsoft exchange
>server.
>I know how to set up the firewall rules.
>Does anyone know the risks associated with this.
>Where can I read up on this: books, websites.
>Thanks
>

Usernames and passwords are transmitted in cleartext. If you need users
to have access to e-mail externally, use OWA with SSL.

Lars M. Hansen
http://www.hansenonline.net
(replace 'badnews' with 'lars' in e-mail address)