storing password lists in mails to myself on IMAP?
r.post at sara.nl
Fri Feb 16 00:06:45 CET 2007
Robert J. Hansen wrote:
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>> most mail-clients store draft e-mails on the imap server, thunderbird
>> does this with user-interaction, others might do the same without you
>> knowing. Anything can be stored on the mailserver as a mail-message.
> That's true. That doesn't mean that MUAs should be thought of as
> caching your passphrases on the server. If there were MUAs in common
> use that did this, don't you think someone would have noticed by now?
You should if you mail yourself your passwords or passphrases. Highly
unlikely nobody would have noticed by now, but be careful with what you do.
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