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Re: POP3 password in plaintext?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: POP3 password in plaintext?
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:25:20 -0400

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    Modern pop3 servers support STARTTLS, and Emacs will upgrade to a TLS
    connection whenever the server supports it.  (If you have an Emacs
    compiled with gnutls support, but I would guess that almost all Emacs
    instances has that.)

That is good.

Would it make sense to warn if a POP server does not support STARTTLS?

Dr Richard Stallman
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