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bug #53067: No clear and configurable way to hide user credentials i.e. in movemail.

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Submitted:  Mon 05 Feb 2018 01:27:49 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  In Progress
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Wed 16 May 2018 03:51:33 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Indeed, movemail doesn't have a --ticket option. However, it does use the default ticket file, so you can store the credentials there. Pease refer to this link for details.

Nevertheless, adding --ticket option is a good idea. I'll implement it.

Sergey Poznyakoff <gray>
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Mon 05 Feb 2018 01:27:49 PM UTC, original submission:  

One could not easily provide login credentials separately (not on the source or destination args) to the movemail program.
It does not honor stdin if it`s not a pty, thus format or cat will suffice.
It doesn`t either have a --ticket switch or a configuration variable to mention a specific non-user-wide ticket file.
I guess, some other programs in the mailutils collection would benefit from having a way to use a specific ticket file, to read the credentials from the stdin or any other way to specify login details separately. As far as I recall, only sieve interpreter has the "specific ticket" option.



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