I used cpanel on my hosted site to set up a password protected directory to allow downloads of specific files.
I send people a link to the file by email and include their username and password so they can authenticate and download the file.
When people use IE there is a warning message:
Warning this server is requesting your username and password be sent in an insecure manner...
This server is Apache. How can I stop this messsage appearing? Will SSL stop it? I would prefer to not have to use SSL.