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[REBOL] Re: Authenticated POP

From: holger:rebol at: 1-Jun-2001 9:10

On Wed, May 30, 2001 at 08:54:57PM +0800, [philb--upnaway--com] wrote:
> Hi Scott (or Holger), > > How do I tell if my ISP (or their server) supports APOP. > Just wondering if I can tell if my POP password is being broadcast "plain text".
First make sure that REBOL uses APOP. In Core 2.5 it is transparent, in View 1.2 and future versions you need to have system/schemes/pop/algorithm: 'apop in your user.r to enable it. Then enable networking tracing with trace/net on After that try to read email from your pop account. If the trace output contains the command APOP then APOP is used, i.e. the password is sent in encrypted form. If it contains USER and PASS then your server does not support APOP and the password is sent in clear text.
> If I use Rebol to read my mail is it any more insecure than Outlook Express ??
I don't know what security features Outlook Express has. REBOL supports the common Internet RFC standards for POP, including security features. -- Holger Kruse [holger--rebol--com]