Commit e3c15342 authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris

In the manual, mention pops and imaps

* doc/emacs/rmail.texi (Movemail, Remote Mailboxes):
Mention pops and imaps protocols.
parent e9fc0ce7
......@@ -1388,7 +1388,7 @@ command line syntax and the same basic subset of options. However, the
Mailutils version offers additional features.
The Emacs version of @command{movemail} can retrieve mail from the
usual Unix mailbox formats. Although it can also use the POP3
usual Unix mailbox formats. @strong{Warning}: Although it can also use the POP3
protocol, this is not recommended because it does not support POP3 via
encrypted TLS channels.
......@@ -1454,18 +1454,24 @@ Any local mailbox format. Its actual format is detected automatically
by @command{movemail}.
@item pop
@itemx pops
A remote mailbox to be accessed via POP3 protocol. @var{user}
specifies the remote user name to use, @var{pass} may be used to
specify the user password, @var{host-or-file-name} is the name or IP
address of the remote mail server to connect to, and @var{port} is the
port number; e.g., @code{pop://smith:guessme@@remote.server.net:995}.
If the server supports it, @command{movemail} tries to use an
encrypted connection---use the @samp{pops} form to require one.
@item imap
@itemx imaps
A remote mailbox to be accessed via IMAP4 protocol. @var{user}
specifies the remote user name to use, @var{pass} may be used to
specify the user password, @var{host-or-file-name} is the name or IP
address of the remote mail server to connect to, and @var{port} is the
port number; e.g., @code{imap://smith:guessme@@remote.server.net:993}.
If the server supports it, @command{movemail} tries to use an
encrypted connection---use the @samp{imaps} form to require one.
@end table
Alternatively, you can specify the file name of the mailbox to use.
......@@ -1491,10 +1497,11 @@ listed in @code{rmail-movemail-search-path}, then in @code{exec-path}
Some sites use a method called POP for accessing users' inbox data
instead of storing the data in inbox files. The Mailutils
@command{movemail} by default supports POP with TLS encryption.
Although the @command{Emacs movemail} supports unencrypted POP, this
is not recommended due to the lack of encryption. Both versions of
@command{movemail} work only with POP3, not with older versions of
POP.
@strong{Warning:} Although the @command{Emacs movemail} supports POP,
its use for this is not recommended since it does not support encrypted
connections---the Mailutils version does.
Both versions of @command{movemail} work only with POP3, not with
older versions of POP.
@cindex @env{MAILHOST} environment variable
@cindex POP mailboxes
......@@ -1510,6 +1517,8 @@ Additionally, you may specify the password in the mailbox @acronym{URL}:
case, @var{password} takes preference over the one set by
@code{rmail-remote-password} (see below). This is especially useful
if you have several remote mailboxes with different passwords.
If using Mailutils @command{movemail}, you may wish to use
@samp{pops} in place of @samp{pop}.
For backward compatibility, Rmail also supports an alternative way of
specifying remote POP mailboxes. Specifying an inbox name in the form
......@@ -1523,7 +1532,8 @@ the machine on which to look for the POP server.
supported only by the Mailutils @command{movemail}. To specify an IMAP
mailbox in the inbox list, use the following mailbox @acronym{URL}:
@samp{imap://@var{username}[:@var{password}]@@@var{hostname}:@var{port}}. The
@var{password} part is optional, as described above.
@var{password} part is optional, as described above. You may wish to
use @samp{imaps} in place of @samp{imap}.
@vindex rmail-remote-password
@vindex rmail-remote-password-required
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