On Apr 21, 2009, at 2:32 PM, Barry R Ribbeck wrote:
> Be aware that the the following has appeared on this list before.
> Linking your Auth system into Google is fine and does not expose your
> institutional accounts password, however if the user base wishes to
> PDA access to POP and IMAP function of GMAIL, this will expose their
> institutional credentials and has forced some to rethink the sync
> strategy. This may be something to consider before committing to an
> strategy with GMAIL.
Good point. I believe this can be solved completely by requiring SSL
access via IMAP, and not allowing POP access. This is a good policy
regardless of the underlying mail system.
Alan Sill, Ph.D
Senior Scientist, High Performance Computing Center
Adjunct Professor of Physics
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