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Set an user's APOP secret.

pop_auth(1)                               User's Manual                               pop_auth(1)

NAME pop_auth - set an user's APOP secret
SYNOPSIS pop_auth [-a] [! | name ...]
DESCRIPTION Pop_auth asks user for his APOP secret and stores this secret after encryption in ~/.spop3d file. Used encryption is very weak and protects only from curious system admin‐ istrator who accidentialy looks at ~/.spop3d file. Don't use your account password as the APOP secret!!! Pop_auth will set APOP secret for all maildrop names specified in the command line. You can use the special ! name to specifiy your default maildrop. If called without any argu‐ ments, pop_auth will set APOP secret for the default maildrop.
OPTIONS -a Set the same APOP secret for all maildrops definied in ~/.spop3d
FILES ~/.spop3d User configuration file. APOP secret is written here.
SEE ALSO solid-pop3d(8), spop3d.conf(5), dot-spop3d(5),
AUTHOR Jerzy Balamut <>
Unix OCTOBER 1999 pop_auth(1)
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pop_auth(1) referred by dot-spop3d(5) | solid-pop3d(8) | spop3d.conf(5)
refer to dot-spop3d(5) | solid-pop3d(8) | spop3d.conf(5)