Clear text authentication

Discussion created by jeff69 on Feb 23, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 23, 2018 by jeff69

I'm setting up Windows Live with POP3 and SSL. I've noticed there are three login settings. 


Log on using clear text authentication

Log on using secure password authentication

Log on using authenticated POP (APOP)


The only setting that works is the first one, clear text. From what I'm reading this is not the safest one to use. Is there a reason why the other two don't work?