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Hi,

I am configuring my www.rediffmail.com email account in my Android pone Email client.

Due to some reason the server do not support Security settings, like: SSL/TLS etc. I must select "None" as "Security type" for both incoming and outgoing mail configuration.

Can this be a security threat? Is it better to access mails from this provider in the browser only?

Regards,

Sawant

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Hello Sawant

thanks for your question, well this means in the first place that it is a security issue if you browse the net over an insecured wireless lan or such things. Also if you have a virus or trojan horse on your PC it can read your emails and login info in clear text

If I was you, I would write to them asking for the correct settings!
Hope this helps!
All the best!
Joerg

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I did an education as a Management Assistant in Informatics, I am using the Opera browser since year 2000 & the M2 email client since 2004. I will do my best to answer also other email related questions and email client settings related, etc. But please no Outlook or Outlook Express questions, since I do not use that. (But if you really want to ask in that field, I will sure do try my best to answer your question nicely and correctly anyway :) ). This includes but is not limited to web based email or whatever comes to your mind.

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I am a Management Assistant in Informatics education which was done under the control of the CCI (Chamber of Commerce and Industry). And had to solve various PC, email and other related problems. Using computers since 1990.

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