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Description of problem:
exmh is supposed to be able to retrieve mail from a pop server. In the
absence of a .netrc file it prompts for a password and uses inc.expect to
login to the pop server. The inc.expect script if faulty so this doesn't
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Configure exmh to use pop (Preferences menu)
2.Click on inc
3.Password prompt comes up - enter password (and username if needed)
Actual Results: No mail is retrieved. Logs on the pop server don't record
any connection attempt
Expected Results: The pop server should have been contacted and Mail
exmh depends on nmh. nmh distributed with RH 7.1 won't fetch mail from a
unless it is patched as described in bug #41170. However with that patch
still doesn't get mail from the pop server even though inc from the command
line works fine.
The problem is with inc.expect. The inc.expect from exmh-2.4 works but
exmh-2.4 itself doesn't work with RH 7.1. It looks like an upgrade of
Tcl/Tk might be needed to get it to work but I didn't investigate further.
Anyway the solution is to get inc.expect from exmh-2.4 or apply the
attached patch to inc.expect from exmh-2.3.1 (to achieve the same result).
Created attachment 18850 [details]
Patch to fix inc.expect (and ftp.expect) from exmh-2.3.1