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Re: Insidious Spam/swen/Garbage

On Sun, 2003-10-26 at 13:31, Monique Y. Herman wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Oct 2003 at 14:11 GMT, Wayne Topa penned:
> > 
> > If you add set pop_host=pop.gmx.net, set pop_user=xxxxxxx and set
> > pop_pass=????  to your .muttrc then   mutt -f pop://  will connect
> > without typeing so much.  :-)
> > 
> > This works in version 1.5.4-1 (testing) as well....
> > 
> > Isn't linux neat!!
> Of course, your password will then be in plain-text in a file.  If you
> are the only person with root access, this probably isn't a big deal
> until your box gets hacked, but this sort of thing always gives me the
> willies.

But even for non-root users of the same system, all they'd have 
to do is do 'cat ~<foo>/.muttrc', unless .muttrc is only owner-
readable (like .fetchmailrc).

Ron Johnson, Jr. ron.l.johnson@cox.net
Jefferson, LA USA

Why is cyber-crime not being effectively controlled? What is
fuelling the rampancy?
* Parental apathy & the public education system

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