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Thoughts about security.

    There are four aspects of security to consider:
  1. The sending of your name and password (logging in).
  2. The transfer of message and page contents between networks.
  3. Backend and Administrative functions.
  4. The contents of messages outside of our control.
    A little background on Internet Protocols:
  1. SMTP with STARTTLS encrypts authentication and message in transit.
  2. Submission (outgoing on port 587) is encrypted using STARTTLS.
  3. POP3 (incomining on port 110) . POP3 is not encrypted in any aspect.
  4. POP3s (incoming on port 995 with STARTTLS). POP3s encrypts authentication and message in transit.
  5. IMAP (access messages on port 143). IMAP is not encrypted in any aspect.
  6. IMAPs (access messages on port 993 with STARTTLS). IMAPs encrypts authentication and content.
  7. Web (HTTP client). No encryption.
  8. Secure Web (HTTPs). Everything is encrypted using the Texas Star Net Certificate.

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