At 16:17 27/08/96 -0500, you wrote:
>Our LAN manager reciently changed the firewall to disallow pop3 service
>to an from the internet. I can understand that to stop service for
>clients attempting to make a link from the internet, but I have a hard
>time understanding what eliminating POP3 requests from the local net to
>the internet will do to beef up security. Could someone enlighten me
In addition to Eric Wieling's and Tor Iver Wilhelmsen's plausible suggestions:
Your LAN manager may just have installed MIMEsweeper or some similar virus
checking software to scan incoming mail attachments and is disabling all ways of
bypassing these checks.
Your LAN manager may be worried about Trojan horses phoning home by contacting
phoney POP3 servers.
Why don't you ask him/her?