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How (in)secure is POP/IMAP/SMTP

I'm making a few assumptions about basic email security, and I want to confirm or clarify some of these points to make sure I understand the big picture. Please correct me where I'm mistaken: The ...
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2answers
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Why don’t SMTP servers just require all senders to be authenticated before accepting mail?

Why don’t SMTP servers just require all senders to be authenticated before accepting mail?
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A Secure Email Host Architecture

How would one go about creating a secure email architecture? I'm thinking specifically about protecting email from routine surveillance from oppressive regimes and corporations. I had a think about ...
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1answer
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How to study the packets sent by a keylogger

One of my friends runescape account got hacked through key-logger. He downloaded a runescape gold generator from a file sharing site and tried to use it. I have a strong doubt that it is a key-logger. ...
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What steps do Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, and Hotmail take to prevent eavesdropping on email?

I would like to ask what happens when an email is sent from gmail, yahoo or hotmail public web email services? I don't understand email protocols in details, but as far as I know email traffic is ...