Email line lengths
Fri, 9 Oct 1998 16:29:46 +1000 (EST)
On Thu, 8 Oct 1998, Brian Stewart wrote:
> However some IT departments (including one close to my recent experience)
> have security concerns about IMAP. How well founded are these? IMAP looks
> like such a sensible solution.
Imap is indeed a sensible solution.
You won't lose any mail with imap since it handles mail quite differently
than a Pop server.
Security is only a problem where sites are not running the latest
versions. The older imap daemons suffer from buffer overrun exploits.
It's the same security risk as with any service.
PINE 4.x comes with a secure imap daemon.
Rachel Polanskis Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
"Yow! Am I having fun yet?!" - John Howard^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H Zippy the Pinhead