[Alpine-info] question about password authentication
David Prager Branner
brannerchinese at gmail.com
Tue Dec 28 07:00:49 PST 2010
Sorry — sloppy typing.
A more thorny question: since I use Alpine to access different email
accounts from a single session, both sending and receiving, in different
roles. Is there a way to store the passwords for multiple accounts?
On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 9:58 AM, David Prager Branner <
brannerchinese at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, many thanks. I am using Ubuntu 10.04.1, and I see that the version of
> Alpine supplied with that is compiled with password file support.
> Now a more thorny
> On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 9:56 AM, Eduardo Chappa <chappa at u.washington.edu>wrote:
>> On Tue, 28 Dec 2010, David Prager Branner wrote:
>> :) Is there a way to automate password-entry from within Alpine, for IMAP
>> :) and SMTP connections?
>> Yes, Alpine must have been compiled with password file support.
>> If you want to know if your version of Alpine was compiled with password
>> file support, try the command
>> alpine -h | grep passfile
>> if the output is non-empty, then your version can store passwords.
>> In that case, do as follows.
>> $ cd
>> $ touch foo
>> $ alpine -passfile foo
>> Everything will work as before, except that when you open a new
>> connection, you will be asked if you want to store the password.
>> I hope this helps.
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