View Full Version : YAM security?
11-10-2002, 08:24 AM
Never thought on this really but when typing in your email information and passwords and the like, are there encryptions on those or if someone was a good enough hacker, could the passwords be compromised? I showed YAM to a buddy of mine and he was so sold on it that he went for Amiga Forever to emulate it and check his mail with it on his PC, and I couldn't answer his question...
I wish i could say I agree with YAM being great. Unfortunately I can`t. I only tried to get it going
today. I can`t seem to install v2.23 (I think) from aminet. It gets to a point where it can`t find a
file in the install script.
I want this program as for ages I have been hearing great things about it. It would be cool to see
it, and maybe even use it once or twice :-D
Sorry to use your thread for my own use. I`am sure theres enough room for the two of use.
I guess you have read the docs for it? I hope it is encrypted.
11-10-2002, 09:24 AM
Ofcourse, this is the Amiga forum where the nicest people on earth resides, so I doubt anyone would have a grudge. :)
You might try another version of YAM, since I had the same problems with one a few weeks ago, unable to install it. :-(
Yep MOST of us are nice people. As I have said before we are almost down to a core of nice people. Generally the nicer people last longer cuase they are the ones who say nice things and don`t lose hope easily.
Anyway thats my psychological analysis of the Amiga community over with :-D
I don't know about encryption, but at least we don't have to fear
11-10-2002, 10:22 AM
I donīt think you really need the installer script.
Just put the files where you want and make an
assignment of YAM: to that folder.
It worked for me...
11-10-2002, 11:16 AM
Never thought on this really but when typing in your email information and passwords and the like, are there encryptions on those
Yes there are. Load the file YAM:.config into Multiview and search for the lines "SMTP-AUTH-Pass" and "POP00.Password". They contain your password(s) and they're not in human readable form.
or if someone was a good enough hacker, could the passwords be compromised?
YAM doesn't execute E-Mail attachments. Therefore a hacker would have to gain remote access to your system. This is *extremely* unlikely and practically not possible.
POP3 and SMTP are not secured. There are implementations that use SSL, but even if your client will support this your ISP is unlikely to.
11-10-2002, 01:01 PM
I think you can use PGP on YAM but I couldn't get it to work.
If I do, I'll let you know.
I've messed around with PGP ages ago and it seemed to work nicely with YAM, but I hadn't any need for it.
11-10-2002, 01:48 PM
Thanks for all the answers, people. Yet another one (my friend I was mentioning before) has joined the ranks of "checking my mail with Amiga YAM". :-D
Yes thanks. I will try a different version of YAM later. Is there a website to get more info etc?
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