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Why we don't offer PGP | FastMail Blog


Occasionally we write about our reasons for NOT doing something, for example we have a position on STARTTLS on top of plaintext protocols that is at odds with a lot of the rest of the world's thinking. We don't provide IMAP or POP access on the standard non-encrypted port. We explain in our help pages that we feel the risk of clients being fooled into sending the password in plaintext is higher when they aren't forced to do the SSL negotiation up-front...


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