At 17:21 21.05.04 +0200, you wrote:
>Hello Erwin,
>Friday, May 21, 2004, 5:14:30 PM, you wrote:
>EH> Hi,
>EH> At 11:41 21.05.04 +0200, you wrote:
>>>Hello blist,
>>>In the OLD days, people were happy with SMTP-Auth.  I consider it LESS
>>>security as SMTP after POP, because with SMTP-Auth, You sent Your
>>>e-mailadress and Your password of Your mailbox over the internet.
>>>When a man-in-the-middle catch this e-mail (or worse Your PW), he can
>>>use it for spam, or access Your mailbox.
>EH> This is only true for SMTP Authentication of type "plain" and "login".
>EH> With CRAM-MD5 its quite save.
>EH> Read: http://www.fehcom.de/qmail/smtpauth.html#FRAMEWORK

>Yes, it's 'quite' safe, but You still reveal Your e-mailadress.
>If there are many hops between Your workstation and the smtpserver,
>You can get some spam in return.

>More, Your mail is sent in plaintext.  I prefer encrypted streams,
>so SUPP's patch which encrypts the stream with SSL, and authenticate
>afterwards (in plaintext) is still the best way to go, it's not a big
>effort to realize.

Pls. tell us how you intend to communicate to the rest of the world by
means of email with encrypted addresses.

You are joking, troll.


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