Telus mail transmission security - SSL implementation
07-14-2014 04:56 PM
Telus currently as of mid-2014 still does NOT use SSL mode transmission for POP-3, IMAP and SMTP e-mail transmissions. It's unbelievable at this day and age in the post-Snowden era, that Telus could so blatantly ignore this very basic e-mail security feature that any user would be hard pressed to find that any OTHER MAJOR e-mail provider (e.g. Yahoo, G-Mail, Hotmail / Outlook) or paid hosting provider would not have. It was only quite recently that Telus actually bothered to provide full SSL encryption for web mail, but the most important feature of external mail transmission using a mail client remains unprotected. This is a disservice to the basic privacy and security of Telus mail server users to force them to have e-mail data transmitted in the clear without SSL encryption, clearly leaving their data open to unauthorized sniffing and collection. Up until fairly recently, many Telus POP-3 users were still allocated only an unbelievable 15 MEGABYTES of mail server space, when many free e-mail providers were easily giving many GIGBYTES and now frequently easily a TERABYTE of mail storage. When is Telus going to finally implement SSL mode transmission for external mail server access to protect the privacy of its personal and business users? This isn't a fancy frivolous feature, it is a most basic security and privacy component of modern day e-mail server capability in view of global data collection and data security concerns, especially when Telus charges both personal and especially business customers a premium.