[Alpine-info] Misspelled password
chappa at gmx.com
Mon Oct 31 11:18:21 PDT 2011
> I accidentally misspelled a password for one of the accounts. Is there a
> way to try again besides quitting alpine and starting again?
If your server disconnects you because of your failed attempt, there is nothing
you can do, except restart Alpine. Alpine keeps in memory the attempted password,
and will attempt it the next time you try to open that mailbox, which will result
in a never ending loop that you will not be able to break without restarting Alpine.
Alpine was designed to work with a server that disconnects after the first attempt.
If you want the password to be cleared from memory after it failed, you need to
patch Alpine. Below is a link to a patch that does that, so you do not have to
I hope this helps you.
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