Re: POP3 risk over the internet

From: Lars M. Hansen (
Date: 12/15/01

From: Lars M. Hansen <>
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
>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.

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
(replace 'badnews' with 'lars' in e-mail address)