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Stop Accepting Non-SSL of POP3/IMAP in Accessing HKU Emails

To address the security vulnerability of password sniffing when sending plain text user name and password over non-SSL connections, staff members using non-SSL on POP3/IMAP will be declined from accessing their HKU emails after 31 December 2021. 

For security sake, colleagues are reminded to turn on the SSL protocol at their email clients as soon as possible by following the steps described at the link below: 

https://www.its.hku.hk/documentation/guide/email/webmail/SSL_staff_email

 

Andrew Yam
System Teams
Tel: 3917 6207
Email: awhyam@hku.hk