Re: Security of Hotmail Popper program
From: John Joot (johnjoot_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 14:58:07 GMT
as a rule of thumb, i'm always wary of programs that would act as an
"intermediate" in order for you to access something normally...
judging from the link that you provided, www.orbit.org/hotpop, it appears
that this little program, not only allows you to access hotmail using pop
via a client such as eudora or outlook, but also acts like an smtp server
whereby you are probably open to relaying...
this is my first impression and without further experimentation, i cannot
say for sure that this is what's going on...
"ccomp" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> i've discovered a program that lets you download hotmail messages onto
> Netscape but reading these links has a lot of technical computer terms
> that I don't understand.
> Is this program working on my machine only or does the company behind
> the program still have involvement in it so that they end up knowing
> my user name and password as I use the program when it's acting as the
> collector before I get it onto my hard drive??? (hope you've
> understood what I'm saying.........)
> Here are links to the programme and other descriptions of it.......
> also, if anybody knows about it can you describe to me what happens?
> thanks !