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Creating Secure Tunnels for Email - using PuTTY
Creating a Tunnel for Email Delivery and Receipt is an easy way (once you know how to do it), to secure your Email and Passwords. One thing that you will need to remember is that once you make this change, you will need to have the PuTTY connection running in order to send or receive your Email. The benefit is the increased level of Security you will receive, as you are now encrypting your Personal information, instead of transmitting it as clear text.
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Using Netscape with PuTTY tunnels
Using OutLook with PuTTY tunnels
This guide was developed to assist you in creating a Secure Tunnel from your PC to to our Email Servers, please verify that you have SSH Access to the server before attempting this procedure (BTWs, we can help with that as well). Using this procedure will encrypt the Username and Password which you traditionally send as plain text characters over the Internet. This technique will provide an encrypted tunnel to the remote server from your PC.
The First thing that you'll need is the PuTTY Tool for Windows, you can find it here.
After installing the Putty Tool, and launching the program, you will be greeted with the following screen.
POP3 or IMAP - Before continuing, you need to determine which configuration you wish to use.
Using Outlook with PuTTY tunnels
Editing Account information for Outlook is relatively simple. Remember, we are primarily interested in changing two fields, the Server Name and the Port information.
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