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SBS 2003 IMAP

Posted on 2010-09-05
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Just a quick question.

Is there a downside to enabling IMAP on an SBS2003 box running exchange.
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Question by:Bellscape
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Cliff Galiher earned 500 total points
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On a purely technical level, every service that is running and accessible on any server is another avenue for an exploit. So I wouldn't enable IMAP "just because"...but if there is a business need for IMAP then by all means, enable it. There are no *specific* downsides.
-Cliff
 
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by:Coast-IT
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this goes for all unnceessary services.  The more programs/ports/services you have in use on your server, the more chance you have of being attacked or affected by an "exploit"

Such as this old 2000 exploit ;

http://www.exchangeinbox.com/article.aspx?i=81
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