Security message

  octal 20:29 31 Jul 10

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 10

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 10

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 10

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

  octal 21:34 31 Jul 10

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 10

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

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