[PATCH] offlineimap.conf: Clarify password options via netrc

Pan Tsu inyaoo at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 11:02:59 GMT 2011

Sebastian Spaeth <Sebastian at SSpaeth.de> writes:

> +# 1. No password at all specified in the config file.
> +#    If a matching entry is found in ~/.netrc (see netrc (5) for
> +#    information) this password will be used. Do note that netrc only
> +#    allows one entry per hostname. If there is no ~/.netrc file but

*BSD don't have netrc(5) manpage and their ftp(1) which is lukemftp does
support multiple logins on same host. See also


which can be worked around with remotepasseval.

> +#    there is an /etc/netrc file, the password will instead be taken
> +#    from there. Otherwise you will be prompted for the password when
> +#    OfflineIMAP starts when using a UI that supports this.

More information about the OfflineIMAP-project mailing list