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Re: Help with Gmail

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: Help with Gmail
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:30:22 -0500

Ken writes:

> Alright, I stared at the code.  David can chime up, but I believe what
> "legacy" does (the default) is two things:
> - It will ONLY look for a .netrc in your home directory.
> - The default username, if one is not supplied, is your local username.

Right.  As far as this goes:

> #       The password for POP service when the -sasl switch is used
> #       with one of these programs is the login name on the local
> #       machine.
> I've re-read that last paragraph ... and I realize that I do not
> understand it.

The description or the semantics?  It really did/does use the login
name for the password.  I think it's long past time that we remove


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