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[bug-mailutils] mailx: password displayed as part of URL

From: Paul Vojta
Subject: [bug-mailutils] mailx: password displayed as part of URL
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 21:57:52 -0800
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When mailx prompts for a password for IMAP or POP, it (correctly)
does not echo the characters when I type them.

However, it is inconvenient to type my password every time, so I put it
in the URL in my .mail file:

| mailbox {
|   mailbox-pattern "imaps://vojta:address@hidden";
| }

But then whenever the URL is printed, it shows my password.  For example
when I start up mail, it shows:

| "imaps://vojta:address@hidden": 3 messages 1 new 2 unread

and at the end of my mail session, again it prints:

| Held 2 messages in imaps://vojta:address@hidden

Can this be fixed, or at least can the password be provided in a dot-file
somehow other than by putting it in the URL?  For example, maybe in
mailbox{} there could be a mailbox-password statement.  Or, perhaps
mailx could get the password from my .netrc file (fetchmail does this).

--Paul Vojta, address@hidden

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