UW-IMAPS - is my password safe?
Posted on 2004-09-13
I currently have UW IMAPS installed on my RedHat9 based system and would like to know whether my username and password are being sent in clear text before encryption is started. I've searched with google, checked out the UW FAQs and can't seem to find a definitive answer.
I can't say I know the exact process or options available during an IMAPS session and need help. My email client (Mozilla Thunderbird) gives a secure connection option (the TLS) which works fine and also a secure authentication, which doesn't - a message is displayed informing me the server does not support secure authentication. I don't really mind, as long as my password is encrypted.
Thanks for anyone who can help.