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Re: Help for configure rmail


From: Yuri Khan
Subject: Re: Help for configure rmail
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:23:17 +0700

On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 8:41 AM, Albino Biasutti Neto <address@hidden> wrote:
> movemail: unrecognized option '--tsl'
> Try 'movemail --help' or 'movemail --usage' for more information.

So did you try reading the help? It looks like you systematically
misspell TLS as TSL.

However, even fixing that might not help you. TLS means Transport
Layer Security and is designed to protect you from others seeing your
sensitive data on the wire.

There are two widely used methods to enable encryption:

* One is the STARTTLS extension to the POP3 (and SMTP, and IMAP)
protocol, where you first connect to the usual 110 (25, 143) port and
then, before transmitting your user name and password, request that
encryption be enabled.

* The other is usually called just SSL. You connect to a different
port, 995 (465, 993), and encryption is enabled right from the start.

I am not familiar with movemail, but it looks like the --tls switch
would enable the STARTTLS extension, not the SSL tunnel method.

The movemail manual on the Web[1] says that you use the pops:// scheme
to access a POP3 server over SSL.

[1]: http://mailutils.org/manual/html_node/URL.html#URL



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