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Re: [Nmh-workers] Cheap POP/TLS support

From: Oliver Kiddle
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Cheap POP/TLS support
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 16:29:39 +0100

You wrote:
> For those of you who would like TLS support for POP, does doing something
> like:
> % inc -host popserver -proxy "openssl s_client -quiet -connect %h:995" work?
> (I'm not sure how much that code has been exercised).

Probably not much because -proxy was a relatively recent addition by me
(based on someone else's earlier patch).  It's not an uncommon idiom -
fetchmail has a plugin option that does the same thing.

I mostly used it with ssh as the proxy as a way to circumvent a firewall.
However, I'm fairly sure that I've had it do SSL with stunnel rather than
openssl. Certainly, it's a lot easier than adding TLS support directly
to nmh.

Main problem with the -proxy option is you can't really use it from
.mh_profile without a wrapper script because we don't have shell quoting
in .mh_profile.


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