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Re: Storing passwords in Mew


From: Thorsten Bonow
Subject: Re: Storing passwords in Mew
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2007 12:16:14 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) XEmacs/21.4.21 (linux)

>>>>> "sundarvenkata" == sundarvenkata  <address@hidden> writes:

    sundarvenkata> Is there a way to store POP passwords in mew so that I do not
    sundarvenkata> need to input the password every time I need to check email??

Hi,

if you put the following into your init file, Emacs caches the passwords in
memory for as long as Emacs is running.

(setq mew-use-cached-passwd t)

Mew has the ability to store passwords encrypted in a file, but the implications
of doing this are severe. I wouldn't recommend to just turning this option on
without having informed yourself about the consequences. Especially since you
didn't tell us about the Emacs/Mew version and the OS you're working with.

Making yourself familiar with Mew's abilities is as hard as opening the Mew info
manual and searching for "password" :-)

Happy Holidays...

Toto

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