Intercepting emails to someone else

  Chris the Ancient 17:54 29 Jan 2005

A colleague (sounds like the 'old story' - but it's true) reckons when he had problems downloading an email. So his mate said, "I'll have a look".

Exact phraseology...
quote> Incidentally do you realise your emails can be tapped into by a third party, I didn't until yesterday, was waiting to receive photo from a relative that was taking a long time to come through so i contacted a friend in London who went onto my email and told me what it was. /quote>

I have doubts that it could be done with no access to addy AND password. I don't want to know how, I just want to know if!!


  Diodorus Siculus 19:08 29 Jan 2005

"If" - well, yes but not easily and not likely for the most of us. Who would want to intercept our mail?

Email is certainly not secure - knowing someones address will allow you a way to find out their mail server and after that anything is possible.

But as I say, unlikely.

  Chris the Ancient 19:30 29 Jan 2005

Exactly the way I felt - and told my colleague so.

Shall keep the thread working for a while and see if anyone more has ideas.


  wee eddie 21:22 29 Jan 2005

May easily have such a clause written into your Contract.

Many ISP's scan mail for virae.

E-mail is not instant - only yesterday a file, from my accountants, took nearly 3 hours to travel the distance that I can walk in less than 10 minutes. 31st January approaches and panic sets in!

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