Secure Wireless Email on Mac OS X Part 2

sirdeath (whom I trust in such things) passes this along in an email followup to the earlier post about secure wireless email on Mac OS X:

The person that wrote it didn’t really make it clear that you need an ssh server to connect to and that it would most likely not be your mail server. So, in effect I could use my unix box as the ssh server, but it would still send the username and password out to the mail server in the clear. True, it won’t be over the air, which was the point of the article, but it was a little misleading.

As far as I can tell, cox [our mutual ISP –ed.] doesn’t support ssl via pop or imap.

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