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

Antonio Leding tech at leding.net
Thu Feb 4 16:12:11 EST 2021

This may be the wrong forum for my question but I’m feeling 
adventurous…so here goes…

Is there any technical reason, such as infosec, to remove IMAP\SMTP from 
one’s network?  I am by no means an IMAP\SMTP guru but I have used 
them at various levels for the better part of 15+ years and my 
experience has been that when used properly, both protocols are 
perfectly secure.

I’m sure there some things I’m not seeing here so gurus-at-large, 
have at it and educate me…

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On 4 Feb 2021, at 7:25, Robert Brenstein 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 
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