[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
in your user.r to enable it. Then enable networking tracing with
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.