HOW CAN I MAKE A SECURE TUNNEL/CONNECTION FOR POP3/IMAP?
To do this, you must first be a MetaARPA member. Second, you must
have a flexible SSH client on your computer that will allow you to
create an ssh tunnel/tcp port forward rule.
To set up a secure pop3 or imap tunnel, you'll want to issue a
command on *your* computer similar to this:
ssh -l -p 443 -n -N -q -L :mail: tty.freeshell.org
-l Your SDF user id
-p 443 The MetaARPA sshd server port
-L :mail: A local port, the mailserve and a remote port
pop3: -L 9999:mx.sdf.org:110
imap: -L 9999:mx.sdf.org:143
Once you have set up this tunnel, then all you need to do is point your
client (a mailreader, fetchmail, web browser, et cetera) to the 9999
port on your local host. You will then be using the ssh tunnel to
connect to SDF.
Also, note that wm.sdf.org runs imaps as well.