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#1 philfil

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:19 PM

The server settings in my Thunderbird email client fall into two categories. One email account has connection security designated as "None" and it uses an encrypted password (although I never use email passwords), but another account has conection security designated as SSL/TLS and the password as "Normal". I presume that the connection security is something that depends on the email server and can't be changed from my end. Which of these two accounts would be regarded as the more secure?



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 12:59 AM

The server settings in my Thunderbird email client fall into two categories. One email account has connection security designated as "None" and it uses an encrypted password (although I never use email passwords), but another account has conection security designated as SSL/TLS and the password as "Normal". I presume that the connection security is something that depends on the email server and can't be changed from my end.


Yes, you cannot change it on your end…it is a function of how your email provider sets up their servers.

BTW, what do you mean "although I never use use email password"? Not quite sure what you mean by this.

Which of these two accounts would be regarded as the more secure?


I honestly don't really know the answer to this question. Someone else might.




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