Norm, if you create a .netrc file I bet it will work. If you've
forgotten the format of a .netrc file, you want the file to contain a
line that looks like this:
machine pop.gmail.com login Normanzalmonshapiro@Gmail.com password foobar
If nmh has been compiled with SASL support, the -sasl switch will
enable the use of SASL authentication. Depending on the SASL
mechanism used, this may require an additional password prompt from
the user (but the netrc file can be used to store this password, as
described in mh-profile(5)).
mh_profile(5)'s discussion of .netrc is under the ‘credentials’ entry.
Indicates how the username and password credentials will be
retrieved for access to external servers, such as those that
provide SMTP or POP service. The supported entry values are
“legacy”, “file:netrc”, and “file-nopermcheck:netrc”.
So far, so good. The paragraph continues
With “legacy”, or if there is no credentials entry, the
username is the first of:
The password for SMTP services is the first of:
The password for POP service when the -sasl switch is used
with one of these programs is the login name on the local
So won't that last paragraph bite Norm? I think he might need his
.mh_profile to have
so .netrc is searched for in MH's path and $HOME.