fetchmail and plain text password
mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Mon Dec 28 15:15:58 UTC 2009
I use fetchmail
to download all my mail from the Uni mail
server to my fbsd box.
I typically run it in daemon mode, which requires
having my mail server password in plain text in .fetchmailrc
I'm a little worried about the security of having
my password in plain text on the system.
Is there a more secure arrangement that would
still allow running fetchmail in daemon mode?
Or maybe there is another software solution
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