[sf-lug] Suggestions for "traditional" *nix email client?

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Sep 30 01:08:48 PDT 2007

Quoting Asheesh Laroia (asheesh at asheesh.org):
> On Sat, 29 Sep 2007, RBV wrote:

> > One immediate question that comes to mind is that of security.  Does 
> > running Dovecot create any security issues that don't currently exist 
> > with my simple, single-user Ubuntu computer?
> If you configure Dovecot to only listen on localhost, which if I recall 
> correctly is the default, then there are no security implications for 
> people who are not already sitting at your computer (i.e., no *network* 
> security implications).

Exactly.  It's great news that people stop to think about security, but it'd
also be nice if they'd not automatically assume that "daemon" implies
"network daemon reachable from arbitrary locations on public networks".

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