Do you support SSL encrypted connections?

Yes - SSL stands for 'Secure Sockets Layer' - this works by using a public key to encrypt and protect the confidentiality and security of data being transmitted between your email program and our servers.

There are a few things to be aware of with SSL connections:

  • SSL (encrypted) sessions only encrypt the connection between your machine and our servers - we then would still have to send the email on to the recipient unencrypted. If you required a secure end-to-end solution then digital signatures and full encryption of your emails is recommended.
  • If you are mainly concerned with protecting your AuthSMTP username / password - most email programs will already use methods like CRAM-MD5 to encode / encrypt the username and password.
  • Messages sent using SSL may be slower to send and may not be optimal for high volume use (mailing lists etc.).

To enable SSL functionality for your AuthSMTP account login to the Control Panel .