Security message

  octal 20:29 31 Jul 2010

This evening I had a strange security message pop up on my Thunderbird click here I have never seen anything like this before using TB. I just closed it and ignored it.

I'm using Linux Ubuntu. The email accounts I use are 2 x Gmail, 1 x Yahoo, 1 x Hotmail and 3x ntlworld accounts which now use the Googlemail servers. I haven't got any accounts.

I would be interested in any comments what it could be? Or if anyone else has had the same?

  Jollyjohn 20:54 31 Jul 2010

Recently I have had similar messages on Thunderbird, Linux Mint 5 especially when I have left it minimised. I shut it down and restart it with no problems.

  octal 21:01 31 Jul 2010

Thanks Jollyjohn, it seems like a feature then? Seriously though, I'm not too worried about it as it seems inert. I might be someone probing ports or something. I do leave it minimised on the bottom panel when I'm using the browser.

  birdface 21:23 31 Jul 2010

Ntl has just upgraded there e-mails and I think POP 995 is normal now.

  octal 21:34 31 Jul 2010

They have done that a few months ago. I would have expected that security message to appear long before now. Anyway, NTL and Gmail both use port 993, not 995.

  octal 22:14 31 Jul 2010

Found the culprit, Hotmail uses on port 995, so I'll just ignore it.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

The Evil Within 2 review-in-progress

InVision Studio takes on Adobe XD and Sketch

Camera tips to take better iPhone photos

Comment transformer un iPhone en borne Wi-Fi ?