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Should account password be secured?

Buggwrit
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Registered: 03-02-2009

Should account password be secured?

Hi, whilst installing and setting up Thunderbird on a new Windows 7 system I've just built it flagged up security issues with the account due to the fact that the password is not encrypted. Do Plusnet email accounts support password encryption?
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lexusuk
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Registered: 20-10-2009

Re: Should account password be secured?

hi Buggwrit,
Our email service does not require password encryption.  It might be worth validating that your configuration is correct using our setup guide here:
http://www.plus.net/support/email/setup/tbird3_setup.shtml
Any issues let us know.
Buggwrit
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Re: Should account password be secured?

Hi Alex,
I know your service does not require password encryption and mine is now set up and working on the new system exactly as it was on the old. I simply wanted to know if your service supports encryption, which I feel would be a sensible option.
lexusuk
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Re: Should account password be secured?

Hi Buggwrit,
Our email servers do not support password encryption.  If enabled the authentication will fail.
Buggwrit
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Re: Should account password be secured?

Ok. Thanks. I shall hope that may become an option in the future.