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e-mail https for sending and receiving

At times, I utilize AT&T public hot spots. I need the security of sending and receiving my e-mail under https. AT&T uses https during the login sequence. But after the login sequence, AT&T e-mail appears to revert to http. So, it appears that a hacker listening in at the public hot spot could see my e-mail text. Does anyone know how I can change my AT&T e-mail to utilize https for sending and receiving.

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Re: e-mail https for sending and receiving

Did you ever get this figured out?

 

According to various sites like this one:

 

http://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?locale=en_US&y=PROD_ACCT&page=content&id=SLN8558

 

HTTPS is available for yahoo mail in general.  But like with other things, the AT&T version is not as feature rich.

 

I'd love to figure out if anyone else has figured a way around this.

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Re: e-mail https for sending and receiving

Found out that Google's Gmail sends and receives email using https. Check it out.

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meebee wrote:

Did you ever get this figured out?

 

According to various sites like this one:

 

http://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?locale=en_US&y=PROD_ACCT&page=content&id=SLN8558

 

HTTPS is available for yahoo mail in general.  But like with other things, the AT&T version is not as feature rich.

 

I'd love to figure out if anyone else has figured a way around this.


 

 

Https might help in keeping all the shmucks around you at starbucks from "evesdropping", but it does not protect it once it gets to the mail servers and beyond. For that you need encryption.

 

As well if all you use is web mail you're putting your trust in what ever service you use (AT&T, Yahoo, Google, etc) to keep your mail private from hackers, or the government.

 

 

 




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Re: e-mail https for sending and receiving

Hotspots are one thing, but I also don't want my IT staff to snoop on my personal email traffic.

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Not going to happen if you are using your work LAN to go online to your yahoo account. They have the technology to take screen shots, and record sessions.

When I worked for Cingular, the amount of money that they sunk into the IT infrastructure would make your eyes bleed. Majority was for the watchers to watch what was going on at the work stations.

Now that I work for a State government agency, they even have a lot of money invested into watching what people are doing on their network, and can pull info, along with even what you sent through your personal email at yahoo, gmail, aol, etc..

If you want work not to know what you are sending, use your personal cellphone for that. If you do not want it to come back and bite you, think twice before sending.
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kan ikke have forbindelse til internettet

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