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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Caldwell, Matt [SMTP:caldwm @
> Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 1997 9:15 AM
> To: 'firewalls'; 'David Glosser'; 'dbovee @
> Subject: RE: Internet email security & r
> Believe it or not but there are some issues with having a different
> system other than SMTP for a Corporate environment. SMTP servers that
> are with in a firewall usually trust the computers in that subnet thus
> email is easily faked. Email could be spoofed from a near IP.
> email packages (such as Lotus Notes, Exchange, maybe even cc:Mail)
> it a little more difficult to spoof or fake email from with in the
> corporate network because a lot of these servers are not solely
> side oriented. You can restrict email from outside being faked, but in
> most cases you must trust your corporate subnet. Some have encryption
> systems built in that allow for mail to be protected from (not very
> systems) plain text viewing. SMTP Mail can be appropriate or not
> appropriate, it depends on your company, and how much money your
> to spend.
> >From: dbovee @
> >Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 1997 7:01 PM
> >To: firewalls; David Glosser
> >Subject: Re: Internet email security & r
> > May I interpret this as a question that has *already* been
> > answered...?
> > "...why it is not appropriate for corporate use?"
> > ^^^
> > Pardon me, but isn't a lot of business conducted via Internet
> > daily? Anyway, what's the different the Internet email and
> > going from a subnetted/firewalled corporate intranet to an
> > different intranet within the same large corporation???
> > -David Bovee
> >______________________________ Reply Separator
> >Subject: Internet email security & r
> >Author: "David Glosser" <glosser @
com> at Internet
> >Date: 10/7/97 3:59 PM
> >Subject: Internet email security & reliability
> >I apologize if this is not directly related to firewalls, but I did a
> >of the Net and couldn't find anything....
> >Are there any white papers, studies, hard facts, etc. that are
> related to the
> >lack of security and reliability of internet e-mail and why it is not
> >appropriate for corporate use?
> >Any articles, pointers, links, publications, etc. (or suggestions of
> >forums) would be appreciated. Please e-mail be directly since I know
> >directly related to firewalls; I'll post a summary.
> >Thanks in advance
> >David Glosser
> >glosser @
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