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 +====== Does POPFile support APOP ? ======
 +
 +**Yes**. POPFile supports APOP.
 +
 +===== How to use APOP with POPFile =====
 +
 +==== Requirements ====
 +
 +  * Your ISP needs to support APOP authentication.
 +  * Your mail client does not need to support APOP authentication
 +
 +==== How to setup your mail client ====
 +
 +**Important Note:** Please turn **off** the APOP option in your mail client.
 +
 +  * 1. If your email client is set to use APOP, turn that option **off**.
 +  * 2. Setup your email client to use POPFile as a POP3 proxy as described [[http://getpopfile.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?HowTos#configmailclients| here]]
 +  * 3. Add //:apop// after the 'User ID' (e.g. //pop.isp.com:user:apop//).
 +
 +==== Technical information ====
 +
 +Currently, APOP is used only between POPFile and the mail server of your ISP. Authentication between your mail client and POPFile is not encrypted:
 +
 +|| Your mail client || => || POPFile || => || Your ISP ||
 +||  || USER/PASS ||  || APOP ||  ||
 +
 +So, even if your mail client does not support APOP, you can use APOP between POPFile and your ISP.
 +
 +**Note:** Your password will be sent as plaintext in the connection between your mail client and POPFile.
 +
 +See also:
 +  * [[FAQ:APOPAndSSL | Can I use APOP and SSL together?]]
 +
 +==== How to verify whether APOP is used or not ====
 +
 +You can verify the log files (which are in POPFile data folder) to know whether APOP is used or not. If you see //auth APOP// in the log, APOP authentication is used. On the contrary, if you see //auth plaintext//, POPFile connects to your ISP without using APOP.
 +
 +**Note:** These logs are recorded only if the [[Glossary:LoggerLevel | Logger Level]] is set to 2.
 +
 +See:
 +  * [[Glossary:LoggerLevel | Logger Level]]
 +  * [[TroubleShooting:PrepareLog | Preparing a log]]
 
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