On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 01:38:40PM +0100, Moritz Barsnick wrote: > 1) Then I get prompted for the IMAP server's password "Password for > DOM\userid@imapserver:". Problem: This prompt has no cursor. This may > be intended, but it's annoying, because you don't know whether you're > doing something down there or not... It's been a long time since I've used the IMAP code (personally I'd much rather read mail locally, so I either ssh into the server, or use fetchmail with procmail)... but I assume it behaves similarly to the PGP passphrase code. If so, I believe this behaves as intended... For security reasons, it is desireable for the user to enter their password/passphrase without showing any sort of progress. Otherwise it makes it easier for an onlooker to guess the user's password, especially if they can catch glimpses of some of the keys the user is typing. -- Derek D. Martin http://www.pizzashack.org/ GPG Key ID: 0xDFBEAD02 -=-=-=-=- This message is posted from an invalid address. Replying to it will result in undeliverable mail. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thank the spammers.
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