[MlMt] 2nd IT&IP Service Notice: Campus Email Protocols IMAP/SMTP/POP Disabled - 2/1

David Green dgreenbhm at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 16:07:02 EST 2021

My University did this about 4 years ago giving the reasoning that the
two-factor authentication solution (DUO) did not work with the older
protocols (SMTP, IMAP, ICAL) and this presented a vulnerability.

I did try DavMail suggested by someone already and I seem to remember it

Forwarding all mail out may or may not be possible technically depending on
server settings and may be against University policy.  Even if it works,
you may find that mail from you at university.edu being sent by SMTP back into
University addresses may not be accepted by Office365 (again based on
administrative settings).


On Thu, Feb 4, 2021 at 9:26 AM Robert Brenstein <
mailmate at learning-insights.eu> wrote:

> On 4 Feb 2021, at 10:47, Charlie Clark wrote:
> On 4 Feb 2021, at 5:48, Harvey S. Leff wrote:
> MailMate aficionados,
> I received the message below saying that my university’s email services
> would no longer use IMAP.
> This really is quite worrying given that certificate-based e-mail has been
> possible for years, if not decades. What the world doesn't need is more
> proprietary, locked in systems where vendors get to choose what is and is
> not suitable…
> Charlie
> What the message from OP’s university says is that they are disabling IMAP
> and SMTP protocols on their Office 365 service. That is an optional access
> to Office 365, which itself has always been proprietary, Charlie. If there
> is enough people at the university that do not have mail clients that work
> natively with Office 365, there might be enough complaints that the service
> is restored. This is up local politics.
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