SSL is an abbreviation for 'Secure Sockets Layer' and is an encoding (encryption) protocol. All customers can use SSL permitted that the news client used supports SSL.
All users can log on to the server 'sslreader.eweka.nl' via port 563 using their current login details. However, you will first need to select the SSL function in your news client.
Advantages: SSL ensures an added layer of security.
Disadvantages: SSL requires processor power. If you have a computer that is less powerful, it is possible that your speed will actually be lower when using SSL, because the computer cannot keep up with the decryption of the messages. The faster the Internet connection, the faster the speed and the faster the decryption must occur.