Reply to post: Re: I doubt it increases security

The last post: Building your own mail server, part 1

LDS Silver badge

Re: I doubt it increases security

While SSL/TLS may help little for mail delivery between SMTP servers, they help a lot to protect your POP/IMAP/SMTP connection/authentication to the mail server.

One important thing to consider when setting up a mail server, is which kind of authentication methods it supports. Some are very unsecure over an unencrypted connection, and anyway using TLS/SSL both encrypts and authenticate (as long as certificates are used properly)

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY TECH NEWSLETTER

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2020