i have this password for a mailbox after encryption: HmLTpXCJJ/NMc
i find that even the same password e.g. abc123 used for different mailboxes would become different after encryption!!
if i wanna write a custom script, or just by adding some records in the corresponding files, to create a mailbox and retrieve emails in pop3 using authentication, how do i generate such password using a say perl/php script? is there a shell command to encrypt password?
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A 'seed' plays an important role when encrypting passwords. There are a set number of 'seeds' for encrypting algorithms to choose from. I forgot the exact number but if you encrypt the same string enough times (usually less than 500 ?) you would begin to see duplication.
This makes it harder to crack at a very minor performance loss when verifying passwords.