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

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [bug-mailutils] mailx: password displayed as part of URL
Date: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 13:11:43 +0200

Hi Paul,

> 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

Good catch, it shoud definitely be fixed.

> 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).

I like the .netrc approach. But mailbox-password could be useful, too.
Thanks for the suggestions.


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