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bug#28597: 26.0.60; [Security] Configure should use --without-pop by def
bug#28597: 26.0.60; [Security] Configure should use --without-pop by default
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:21:40 -0700
Gnus/5.130016 (Ma Gnus v0.16) Emacs/26.0 (darwin)
>>>>> "NJ" == N Jackson <address@hidden> writes:
NJ> Configure issues the following warning:
NJ> configure: WARNING: This configuration installs a 'movemail' program
NJ> that retrieves POP3 email via only insecure channels.
NJ> To omit insecure POP3, you can use './configure --without-pop'.
NJ> If the warning is true, then --without-pop should be the default, and
NJ> users should have to explicitly request an insecure Emacs with --with-pop.
You are requesting a change in behavior that is exceedingly old, so I would
like to hear from others what they think about making a change like this.
Given how much less of a thing POP is becoming over the years, I'd be in favor
of changing the default here.
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