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Is it safe to download my mail via Pop3 ?

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Last Modified: 2013-11-16
We have recently be contacted to be PCI compliant . In our domain we do not host  our mail or web server,  we have leased the hosting to an outside company.  At present we use Microsoft Outlook and recieve our mail via a pop3 account. I have been reading online about pop3 and it dosen't seem to be the safest way to recieve mail especially since we get credit card information sent through these mails. What can I do on my end to make the trasfer of mail from my hosting company to me a  more secure process. Is there something that I should ask our hosting company to change to make this a more secure connection ?
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