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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.

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    Gert HansenGert Hansen shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Mark DooreyMark Doorey shared a merged idea: IMAP SSL Port 993 For Mac Mail  ·   · 
    Michael ReipkeMichael Reipke shared a merged idea: Reverse IMAP / IMAPS Proxy  ·   · 

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      • Brian JeffersonBrian Jefferson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Many small to medium businesses don't have their own email server but have multiple devices they use to run their business. POP just doesn't make sense for them. IMAP is and has been the standard since we started using smartphones and tablets. This is an essential service that needs to be implemented sooner than later. It should already be up and running. What's the delay?

      • Jeff LewcockJeff Lewcock commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am also amazed by the lack of this feature.
        I have personally been using Sophos (Astaro) FW since version 1.8 and unless this feature is implemented soon I will have to start looking for other solutions for my commercial customers

      • Karl HartKarl Hart commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Looking at this solution for several clients and IMAP is needed. Amazed that it is at version 9.x and still nothing.

      • MuchMuch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        IMAP-support is really needed. It's an essential feature for us.

      • Ed.Ed. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We are running Exchange server and want to connect my car mail client which supports only IMAP and IMAP-SSL. Please add this feature.
        Thanks,

        Ed.

      • Randolph KahleRandolph Kahle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a really important feature for us. I'm considering not purchasing the Sophos SG105 because of the lack of this feature

      • Paul LemairePaul Lemaire commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Lack of IMAP support is a deal breaker for an otherwise excellent product. I can't understand why it isn't available yet.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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 HuxleyMike Huxley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        POP died years ago. IMAP security needed ages ago. Otherwise I will need to look elsewhere to secure my customers

      • East Bay ITEast Bay IT commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • utmadmutmadm commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        IMAP is a must if you would like to call this feature mail security. And please start driectly to implement SSL/TLS for IMAP.

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