Bug#4526: popclient now requires a ~/.poprc :(
Chris Fearnley <email@example.com> writes:
> This used to work. I'm disappointed that the new version isn't backward
> compatible. Since I'm resposible for maybe 10 pop servers on 5 different
> networks, I prefer to just put the applicable host on the command line
> and get prompted for the passwd --- just like our old popclient did.
You just have to have an empty .poprc file for this to work. I have
no idea why popclient now requires it. It actually can't even be
completely empty. It must contain at least one newline.