In part 1 we set up the very most basic dovecot install we could get away with. In this part we will try to redeem it a bit by improving the security of the the authentication mechanism and the storage of passwords on the server. In other words we will make it much harder to snoop on our communications with the imap server and decrease the overall likelihood of somebody learning our password, including anybody with access – legitimate or otherwise – to our server.
“Greetings from Let’s Encrypt, firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Greetings to you too. It’s been quite a wait so I guess a bit of formality is in order. Now, can we please stop saying “Let’s” and just encrypt already?