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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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      • 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.

      • Hartmut MenchHartmut Mench commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Whats the argument to sell Mailsecurity?
        It must be possible to scan Mails from providers like google mail.which not support pop3

      • Mark DooreyMark Doorey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.
        Mark

      • Bob AlfsonBob Alfson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This feature is essential today because there are lots of mail servers using this!!!

      • Adrian BaxterAdrian Baxter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • DirkDirk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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 FleschützMatthias Fleschütz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @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....

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