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Email security with SSL/TLS

16.03.2017 16:30

Highly recommend you to use our SSL/TLS SMTP incoming and outgoing ports for your emails!

example IMAP SMTP settings on your mobile or your desktop application for SSL/TLS if you don't have your own SSL would be:

Username: info@yourdomain.fi
Password: Use the email account’s password.
Incoming Server: swh2.suomenwebhotelli.com
  • Port: 993

Outgoing Server: swh2.suomenwebhotelli.com
  • SMTP Port: 587

It is not a good idea to use normal unprotected incoming and outgoing mail portocols to send or receive emails,
that is why we have been offering outgoing and incoming SMTP ports on SSL to all of out clients even if you don't have a SSL certificate installed on your domain.

How does SSL or TLS protect my sensitive emails being sent or received?


Using forexample port 25 on your incoming or port 146 on your outgoing emails does not require you to have a SSL certificate installed on your domain, but it means all your emails are transported  from the server to your devices as a normal text! Meaning a hacker who has installed a sniffer or a computer with virus or even your ISP (internet service provider) can easily ready all your sensitive emails being transported to your devices from our servers!
Using SSL or SSL/TLS will encrypt those information and emails to be unreadable to normal eyes and also being transported from a secure protocol which will make it almost very difficult for hackers to hack into or even ready your data!

If TLS and SSL are almost the same thing why TLS?

There's often quite a bit of confusion around the different terms SSL and TLS, but here we give you a very simplified answer to why should you use SSL/TLS on port 587 instead of SSL on port 465:
Many of the large email corporations have been blocking incoming emails which are transfered through SSL port 465, that is why we highly recommend you to use SSL/TLS setting on port 587 on your devices to be secured and also more deliverable!

If you are interested in this topic please read this article for more information on SSL and TLS and differenct versions of them: https://luxsci.com/blog/ssl-versus-tls-whats-the-difference.html

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