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3097085 shared this question 4 years ago
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Hi Mailbox forum,


Just discovered imap over port 143 is an unencrypted connection.

Changing the setting to IMAPS / port 993 returns a connection error.

Is an encrypted connection possible apart from webmail?


Thank you,

T-W

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A bit incredible Mailbox choose IMAP over IMAPS. IMAP sends communications in plaintext. This makes using Mailbox via an e-mail client unsafe and forces users who want encryption to use webmail. Please address the issue Mailbox !

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Boths ways are possible. There's also port 993 available.


Ant, not, it is NOT unsafe. STARTTLS ist enforced and there's no login without STARTTLS possible.

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Thank you for clarifying.Was alarmed because Net Monitor shows the connection in red and unencrypted, even with STARTTLS enabled. I understand this is an inaccurate reading. All clear, thank you for this service!

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If possible this thread can be marked answered. Thanks

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