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Old 10-30-2010, 07:34 AM   #1
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passwordless alpine


Good morning...
I don't know if this is where I should post this question I have about alpine, but here goes.
Over the years I used pine or mutt for most of my email. When I first started using pine I didn't have to enter a password when I sent mail. I never had to do it with mutt. Then I changed or upgraded distros and installed pine. When I went to send mail, my username was there but I alway would have to fill in a password. I posted this question years ago but never got an answer. I've googled and can't seem to find the solution there. Mutt seems to just do it, but I really like pine or alpine. I set up alpine recently and it too requires that I enter a password to send mail. I can live with it the way it is, but I'd love to know how to set it so I don't have to enter my password all of the time.
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:21 AM   #2
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Where are you storing sent copies of mail? If you're storing them on a remote server you will need to provide a password to authenticate to the server so that a copy of the message can be uploaded and put in the sent folder. If you store sent mail locally you won't have to provide a password.

Have you changed the SMTP server you are using? Some SMTP servers require authentication so that you can do stuff like send email from home via your company's SMTP server, or configure a mail client on a laptop that can always use the same SMTP server regardless of where you happen to be.
 
Old 10-30-2010, 08:40 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I store my mail in a folder. I don't use a mail server I had been using dial-up and that seems to be when I didn't have to enter a password when using Pine. I moved and was able to go with Verizon DSL. That is about the time I noticed I had to enter a password each time. The username is already "typed" in when I go to send, but I'm asked to type in the password each time.
example:
HOST: outgoing.verizon.net (INSECURE) LOGIN [XXXXXX]
HOSTutgoing.verizon.net (INSECURE) USER: XXXXXX PASSWORD:
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:04 AM   #4
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If 'alpine -h | grep pass' does not return "passfile" then Alpine may not have been compiled with password storage support (PASSFILE compile time switch).
 
Old 11-02-2010, 05:45 AM   #5
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re: passfile

Hi-
I ran 'alpine -h | grep pass and only got the arguments like you would see in the man file. I installed alpine as a package, not from source. I'll continue using it as is for now. But next time I'll try compiling from source. Thanks for the info.
 
  


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