[Dovecot] Sending email using IMAP

Geert Hendrickx ghen at telenet.be
Fri Nov 3 10:28:12 UTC 2006

On Fri, Nov 03, 2006 at 01:01:19AM +0200, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> I think using the submission port is just as good for blocking spam as it
> would be to send mails via IMAP. Both work only as long as viruses don't
> use your email client directly and don't dig up the password from the
> client's configuration.

They do.  Many Windows spammer-worms simply use MAPI (the mail libraries
used by Outlook) so they can trivially use your SMTP configuration and
password.  Once mail-via-IMAP gets widely used, spammer worms will adapt.


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