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Re: [suse-security] is washington imap secure
  • From: "Stefan Suurmeijer (prive)" <stefan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 17:20:40 +0100
  • Message-id: <3C557A58.5010500@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Suse also comes with Cyrus IMAP, which is a lot nicer IMHO, and pretty secure. You need to get a patch for it from the update site, because of some error made in the configuration, but AFAIK there hasn't been any bug in it for at least nine months. I haven't used UW imap for a while, so I can't compare the two security wise

HTH

Stefan


Evert Smit wrote:

It's got it's exploit and is generally considered insecure, there is an imap4 version around i believe which should close down the holes and give ye a secure service.
regards
Evert

Hi all

I'd like to use the Washington IMAP server (Version: 2000c - 110)
instead of POP3 on SuSE 7.3 but in the conf file following comment is
given:

# Imapd - Interactive Mail Access Protocol server
# Attention: this service is very insecure

my question is, should I use IMAP or rather wait for a patch?

thanx
Georg


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