On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 13:23:25 +0100, George wrote:
> I am using Pine to read my email from an IMAP server - when I
> start it up it will ask for username and password. I managed to
> get around the username request by including that in my INBOX
> path, but is there a way I could make Pine not ask for the
> password; could this process be automated?
First of all you need to check if your version of Pine is compiled
with support for password storage, PC-Pine has that compiled in, for
other OSs run 'pine -version' (I think that's right) and you should
get a list of the features available, if no line mentions 'password'
(or similar) as a possible parameter you're out of luck.
If you have support for password files, you need to create a file in
the folder Pine keeps it's pinerc file in, called 'pine.pwd'; if
this isn't there Pine won't store passwords. Of course when you
first create it, it will be empty. If all is well Pine asks for the
password once, then asks to store it for future use.
Life would be much easier if I had the source code.