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POP Protocol Overview
Version 3 of the Post Office Protocol (POP-3)
documented in RFC 1725
is designed for user-to-mailbox access. Facilities are
provided for user authentication and mailbox manipulation.
Authentication takes the form of a password transmitted
as clear text, so POP
3 should be used carefully if security
is of concern.