Re: POP3 risk over the internet

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

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    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)