Trying to figure out if my email will be routed securely

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I'm trying to connect to my email server via SSL (SMTP/SSL) and I know the recipient also only checks his email via SSL (web/https or IMAP/SSL). Does anyone know if this increases the security for the message content in any way?

What I mean is will the communication between my providers email server and the recipients e-mail server be secure? Or will it just be in plain text?

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  • TomLiotta

    What I mean is will the communication between my providers email server and the recipients e-mail server be secure? Or will it just be in plain text?

    Since we don't know anything about your e-mail server nor the recipient's e-mail server, we have no way to know how they will communicate with each other. A secure connection between them can only happen if they request it and they both support matching secure protocols.

    There is no reason to expect them to be secure, nor is there any reason to think the e-mail items will be secure inside either server. (The communication is very likely safe regardless of secure communication protocols. You just can't guarantee it.)

    Tom

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