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Facebook to Email Providers: Use STARTTLS

  • PC World, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 4:55 PM

Facebook is encouraging email providers to use STARTTLS, a tool that encrypts emails as they pass between servers and clients. The social network is taking this position after their analysis showed that SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) servers that add features now would start encrypting more than half of outbound email traffic. Facebook sends a few billion email notifications daily to email addresses across millions of domain names.

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