MailSecurity: IMAP Proxy
Implement an IMAP proxy. Provides filtering and scanning functionality for those that use this type of mail retrieval. It rounds out our offering to include all 3 of the major ways users access mailboxes.
IMAP is essential as all my clients use IMAP for mobility and in turn at the
Office also use IMAP. A firewall with IMAP support is essential. Perhaps when this is added, it will be a more selectable Firewall.
Mike Huxley commented
POP died years ago. IMAP security needed ages ago. Otherwise I will need to look elsewhere to secure my customers
East Bay IT commented
Who uses POP3 anymore?? For my sector (SMB) I actually think it's bad practice to host your own email server unless you have super-strict security requirements or something. Much lower costs to have someone else host it. I recommend Google for Business for all my clients so virtually all email is sent using IMAP in Outlook, mobile devices and Mac. POP3 is soooo 1999 :-) Would love to see IMAP support.
I agree. Essential feature.
Lack of IMAP support is nearly a show stopper for our company as we evaluate UTM vs. the alternatives.
With the widespread use of IMAP between desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, the lack of this feature is disheartening, to say the least. POP and SMTP are also must-haves, but without IMAP, Sophos appears to be falling behind.
What's the status of this feature request? Ignoring?
IMAP is a must if you would like to call this feature mail security. And please start driectly to implement SSL/TLS for IMAP.
Hartmut Mench commented
Whats the argument to sell Mailsecurity?
It must be possible to scan Mails from providers like google mail.which not support pop3
Mark Doorey commented
With all respect Bob, I added this request for IMAP Proxy for all those MAC's out there that use IMAP. Not all UTM's are installed in enterprise environments. I install them in consumer and SMB environments. It would be good to add this function even if "Apple" users think that they are immune to threats.
Bob Alfson commented
With all due respect, I think Gert threw this idea out to measure support and likely was surprised at the number of votes it got. I think this idea should be rejected.
Here's how to use UTM Email Protection to get AV and AS with Quarantining for IMAP email with a domain you control: http://www.astaro.org/gateway-products/mail-protection-smtp-pop3-antispam-antivirus/49131-9-106-16-pop3-proxy-mails-not-sync-server.html#post244819
It is possible to add this? If yes, at which version?
This feature is essential today because there are lots of mail servers using this!!!
A IMAP Proxy would be great
I also need this Feature
Adrian Baxter commented
It's disappointing that there is no response from Sophos about this.
I think that perhaps the most relevant point is that many competing products already have this, and Sophos UTM will need it to remain competitive as IMAP becomes more and more prevalent.
I absolutely agree. IMAP Proxy for antispam and -virus is essential!
A really good idea. I am only using IMAP for my 1&1 post boxes as well as with Gmail to have access to everything being at home or on the go. Unfortunately I am not able to scan those traffic with my ASG120. So I also would appreciate a IMAP proxy in addition to the POP3 and SMTP Proxy due to the reason that many small offices/companies not allways having a own Mail server which downloads (POP3) and send (SMTP) the emails on its own. For the same reason as I use IMAP many small companies does it. So it really would improve the ASL.
Matthias Fleschütz commented
@christian: ok, you've just pointed out the reasons more detailled.
But the way Bastian tried to say his comment is a fact, ignoring other markets and products is simple what i wrote....