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Re: pop3 over telnet and clear text passwords
From: Cerberus <cerberus4696 () myrealbox com>
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 00:43:53 -0500

I often use pop3 over telnet to check on email boxes some users have.(ie
that they've been setup properly) How do I mask the fact that the
username/password is transmitted as clear text?(If I can?)

I don't believe you can. The username and password are transmitted in
plain text in a normal POP3 session (one involving your email client).
All that telnet provides is a means to send the POP3 commands directly
from the keyboard to the server.


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