Support » Plugin: Postman SMTP Mailer/Email Log » smtp authentication security

  • Resolved in4fun

    (@in4fun)


    Hi,
    this might be a stupid question but I was wondering about security when using an external email provider (in my case zoho-mail).

    Here’s my postman config:
    SMTPS to smtp.zoho.com:465 using Password (Plain) authentication

    I’m worried about “Password (Plain)”. Does this mean a 3rd party could intercept my login details as plain text? I know the connection uses SSL but I just want to make sure I’m on the safe side here.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/postman-smtp/

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  • Plugin Author Jason Hendriks

    (@jasonhendriks)

    SMTPS is protected at the network level by either SSL or TLS encryption. Your password is safe! Plain authentication means password authentication.

    Thanks a lot Chief – one less thing to worry about 🙂
    Thanks to your plugin my system mails don’t end up in my spam folder anymore.

    Plugin Author Jason Hendriks

    (@jasonhendriks)

    To v1.6.13, I’ve added little emoji’s to indicate secure and insecure on the Dashboard Widget and the Main Settings screen. Cheers! 🙂

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