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wpshooter
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Email server question

Post by wpshooter » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:35 am

Can the administrators of an email server detect/distinguish whether each of their email users are accessing the email server via webmail (i.e. thru browser) as opposed to via an email client application ?

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xenopeek
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Re: Email server question

Post by xenopeek » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:02 am

Yes. If you use their webmail you're connecting through HTTPS protocol. If you're using an email client you're connecting through IMAP or POP protocol (hopefully with SSL/TLS encryption!). Those all run on different ports normally.

Email providers likely, for security purposes, log how and from where you logged in to your account.
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