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Re: Remote email access
From: David Lesher <wb8foz () nrk com>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 13:39:31 -0500 (EST)
Unnamed Administration sources reported that Al Rowland said:
Don't even need that. I can telnet into the appropriate server/port from
a command prompt but, like your solution below, that is not non-geek
friendly. We need a solution that is AOL user friendly, not NANOG user
friendly if we ever expect to make money with this thing called the
Internet. This will always be tragedy-of-the-commons; the very things
that make service attractive for Joe PayingCustomer also make it easy
for Joe Spammer/Hax0r.
I'm not disagreeing re: a Jill Winecooler solution being needed.
And I really wish mail over TLS/SSL/XYZ was straightforward;
I'm finding it anything but.
Here is a pipedream I'd like you gurus to grade. Could there be
a cgi-script on a page that would test all|selected POP/IMAP/SMTP
ISP mailer ports for secure compatablility, and report back?
I think this could all be done pre-login, i.e. without a password
being exposed. True?
Could it probe and report back as to success/failure of modes?
For example, some installations will NOT work with Eudora until
you force it into V3 with "SSLSendVersion=6" in the ini. If told
so, most customers could use their:
pseudo-URL to set same.
What say you all? Would this work, and thus help grease the secure
[Remember, I'm a hardware-type whose favorite language is
solder. I'm sure this is obvious/trivial/noise to many of you....]
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Re: Remote email access Daniel Senie (Feb 04)
RE: Remote email access Al Rowland (Feb 04)
Re: Remote email access John R. Levine (Feb 04)
Re: Remote email access John R Levine (Feb 04)
Re: Remote email access Michael . Dillon (Feb 05)