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Re: APOP support in movemail

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: APOP support in movemail
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 13:33:08 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Simon Josefsson <address@hidden>
>> Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 21:50:47 +0100
>> Doesn't GNU MailUtils include a POP3 command line client?
> I will look, thanks.  However, I need something that can work on
> Windows as well as Unix, and prefer non-Cygwin ports.  Do you know
> about Windows ports of Mailutils?

Sorry, I don't.  But aren't there build chains that allow you to
compile native Windows binaries on Unix?  But I'm not familiar with
them, though.

>> Even if it doesn't, I think it would be better to move the kind of
>> functionality movemail provides into GNU MailUtils, instead of
>> supporting it in Emacs.
> I'm not sure.  From what I've read, adding APOP should not be too
> hard, and having movemail in the Emacs distro has a significant
> advantage of being able to have a working mail setup with no extra
> work beyond installing Emacs.

I just fear that adding new features to Emacs movemail will be more
difficult than doing the same in MailUtils, where there already is a
infrastructure for mail-related stuff.  Consider SASL and STARTTLS as
two things which are roughly equal to APOP that someone might want
sooner or later.

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